Melbourne, Mar 19 (ANI): Embattled Australian coach Mickey Arthur has announced on Twitter that he is quitting the social networking site, following heavy criticism because of Australia's disappointing performances in Border-Gavaskar Test series in India.
Arthur, who had boasted of more than 33,000 followers on the site, had tweeted-'Thanks twitter, has been fun but deleting my account now! Thanks to all the genuine supporters out there', stating his exit from Twitter, Telegraph.com.au reports.
According to the report, although some Twitter users had supported Arthur's move, many others had used the platform to attack the coach and has made him the butt of their jokes, as shown by a tweet-' Mickey Arthur has deleted his Twitter a/c and thanked all his fans but that person is yet to reply'.
Arthur's most controversial tweet- 'For the last time there is NO rotation policy-it is player management!!!Appreciate your support Aussie fans, we only want to make you proud'- came during the Australian summer as the shorter form sides were exposed by Sri Lanka on the back of several senior players being rested.
Arthur, who had not previously tweeted since controversially dumping four players from the Test team for failing to complete a homework task, has been the subject of a public debate in the backdrop of Australia's disappointing performances in India, the report added. (ANI)