Younis once held a knife to his throat, claims Grant Flower

Grant Flower

From our correspondent 

KARACHI: Pakistan’s former batting coach Grant Flower has thrown a sensational claim, saying that the country’s current batting coach Younis Khan had once held a knife to his throat on getting some unwanted advice.

The former Zimbabwe batsman claims emerged during a cricket podcast in which he narrated his coaching stint with the Pakistan in between 2014 and 2019.

With the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), team management in England and Younis himself keeping tight silence sources in the Board said that it was a friendly banter and not a serious issue occurred in 2016 during breakfast in Brisbane.

Sources said that Grant has exaggerated the things. Younis had jokingly picked up the butter knife, telling Grant to let him have his breakfast and not giving advice on the breakfast table, the source said.

Grant disclosed that head coach Mickey Arthur had intervened and calmed Younis down.

Sources in the PCB said that it was not right for any former employee of the Board to disclose any confidential matter after he completes his service-stint with the Board.

Sources said that Pakistan team management would not comment on the matter during the ongoing tour of England.

Pakistan team is training in the bio-secure bubble in Worcester to prepare  for  three Tests and the same number of T20 Internationals against England in August-September.

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