Former Pakistan batting trainer Grant Flower has alleged that ex-skipper Younis Khan had as soon as held a knife to his throat when he attempted to provide him some recommendation all the way through a excursion of Australia. Requested concerning the tough characters that he has needed to trainer in his occupation, the 49-year-old Zimbabwean, who used to be Pakistan’s batting trainer from 2014 to 2019, recalled Younis.
“Younis Khan… reasonably tricky to grasp,” Flower, who’s lately serving as Sri Lanka’s batting trainer, stated all the way through a dialog with brother Andy and host Neil Manthorp at the ”Following On Cricket Podcast”.
“I consider one incident in Brisbane, all the way through the Take a look at, at breakfast, I attempted to present him a little bit of batting recommendation … However he did not take kindly to my recommendation and taken a knife to my throat, with Mickey Arthur sitting along, who needed to intrude.”
“Yeah, it is been fascinating. However that is a part of training. It makes it a hell of a adventure, and I have actually loved it. I have nonetheless were given so much to be told, however I am very lucky to be within the place I’m,” Flower stated.
Younis used to be not too long ago appointed as batting trainer for Pakistan’s ongoing excursion of England. He collected 10,099 runs in 118 Exams for Pakistan at a median of 52.05.
The 42-year-old former batting superstar hasn’t but replied to Flower’s declare.
The incident with Younis is more likely to have took place all the way through the hole Take a look at of Pakistan’s excursion of Australia in 2016 at Brisbane the place the batsman had scored a duck within the first innings however controlled a 65 in the second one essay.
He had ended the excursion with a advantageous 175 now not out within the 3rd Take a look at on the Sydney Cricket Floor in January 2017. Pakistan, alternatively, misplaced the three-Take a look at sequence 3-0.
Flower additionally singled out Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad as any other “fascinating” persona.
“He is an overly skilful batter, however reasonably rebellious. Each and every group has were given its revolt. From time to time it makes them higher avid gamers, on occasion possibly now not so,” stated Flower, who had scored 3457 runs in 67 Exams and 6571 runs in 221 ODIs for Zimbabwe.