The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) might have declined to touch upon the problem however former batting coach Grant Flower’s revelation about Younis Khan’s behaviour contained in the dressing room refuses to die down. Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has added a complete new dimension to it by bringing former India skipper Mohammed Azharuddin in the equation.
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“Younis Khan fairly powerful to master. I keep in mind one incident in Brisbane, in the course of the Test, at breakfast, I attempted to offer him a little bit of batting recommendation… But he didn’t take kindly to my recommendation and introduced a knife to my throat, with Mickey Arthur sitting alongside, who needed to intervene,” Flower had stated on ‘Following On Cricket Podcast’.
Reacting on the matter, Latif stated one of many causes, why Flower made such a remark about Younis, may very well be Azharuddin.
“We have no idea what occurs contained in the dressing room. But Azharuddin is usually a purpose for this. In 2016, Younis made a double century on the Oval. He (Younis) didn’t take the name of the batting coach (Grant Flower). He stated that I used to be struggling and talked to Azharuddin,” Latif stated in YouTube show known as ‘Caught Behind’.
“That is an enormous issue that a player is crediting another person relatively than the coach. Flower will need to have contributed as a batting coach and served Pakistan. But I feel this Azharuddin issue will need to have been someplace in his (Flower’s) thoughts and he in all probability needed to get back to him,” Latif added.
Latif was referring to Younis’ 218-run knock on the Oval in 2016 that helped Pakistan win the last Test and sq. the series 2-2 against England. Younis, who was struggling for runs in the entire series, had turned it around in the final Test by changing into the oldest Pakistan batsman to attain a double hundred on the age of 38.
After the match, Younis had revealed that Azharuddin had known as him up before the last Test of the series and suggested him keep longer on the wicket.