Tournament favourites England are at the fourth place right now with four wins in their six matches but are under pressure as they have to face Australia, New Zealand and India whom they have never beaten in any world cup tournaments in history.
He took the team management's snub in his stride and kept his feet on the ground even after winning the crucial match for Pakistan.
Arthur was in all praise for batsman Haris Sohail and slammed a journalist, who raised questions on Pakistani cricketer who played a fine knock of 89 against South Africa.
"Last Sunday I wanted to commit suicide", Arthur said at the post-match press conference after Pakistan's match against South Africa. England, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan will qualify for the semi-finals based on the results of the next three matches. We are alive and kicking, without a doubt, and if we play our best game, we can beat anybody.
"Those boys. they try 100 percent every time we go down to a training". People will think we are beaten but it's not the first time we have lost to them in a World Cup, so it's fine. Whether that's New Zealand, Afghanistan, Bangladesh. "It probably is - but we've got to win three games". You try really hard, then come back the next game and make the same mistakes.
Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Shahdab Khan, Mohammed Hafeez, Mohammed Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Mohammed Aamir, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Asif Ali.
Pakistan were convincing in their victory over South Africa, but their fielding still left a lot to be desired, with plenty of dropped catches.
"The guys were incredibly hurt, by media, by public, by social media".
"South Africa need to take inspiration from England as they rebuild their team for the next ICC Men's Cricket World Cup", wrote Kallis in his column for ICC.
"Our target was 280, 290 but thankfully we got past 300".
Underlining Pakistan's mercurial nature, the 14-run win over top-ranked England followed their seven-wicket defeat against the West Indies, when they were shot out for 105 in their opening game.