The Pakistan Cricket Board and the national team touring England have refused to touch upon former batting coach Grant Flower’s gorgeous declare that ex-captain Younis Khan once held a knife to his throat on receiving some undesirable recommendation.
Flower made the sensational allegation throughout a cricket podcast by which he spoke about his almost five-year stint with the national team between 2014 and 2019. Younis is at present the batting coach of Pakistan.
An official response was not forthcoming from the PCB however a well-informed source in the board informed PTI that the incident, that came about in Brisbane throughout a 2016 tour of Australia, wasn’t a case of critical menace as portrayed by Flower however simply pleasant banter on the breakfast desk.
“But the impression being spread by Grant Flower just isn’t completely true. Younis apparently had jokingly picked up the butter knife and waved it around telling Grant to only let him have his breakfast end not give recommendation on the breakfast desk,” the source stated.
Younis is unlikely to reply to Grant’s narration of what take placed, the source added. Recalling the incident, Flower also stated that head coach Mickey Arthur needed to intervene and calm Younis at the moment.
On being contacted, the media supervisor of the Pakistan squad in Worcestershire stated there could be no feedback on the matter for now.
The PCB source stated it was saddening to see former coaches and support employees, who’ve worked with the Pakistan team, disclose confidential data in public once their contracts end.
“And in addition they have a tendency so as to add salt and pepper to incidents to seize headlines,” he asserted.
Younis agreed to turn out to be the batting coach of the Pakistan team for the lengthy England tour simply last month.
The former captain is Pakistan’s main Test run-getter and the one one from the nation to cross 10,000 runs in the five-day format.