Flower hits out after Pakistan axe

PCB had decided against renewing former Pakistan batting coach’s contract

Flower hits out after Pakistan axe PHOTO: AFP

Former Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower, in an interview with ESPNCricinfo, took a shot at the unfair criticism of the Men in Green by ex-Pakistan players.

While reflecting on his tenure as the batting coach, Flower slammed the politics within the backdoors of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and local media.

"Some of the backstabbing by ex-players and a lot of the politics that happens within the TV channels, the journalists and some of the politics in the PCB itself; I won't miss those, certainly," Flower was quoted as saying.

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The former Zimbabwe cricketer was also concerned with opener Fakhar Zaman’s future and said that the left-hand batsman needs to sort out his technique to get among the runs again.

Whereas, the 48-year-old was full of praise for the top-order batsman Babar Azam and described him as the best Pakistan batsman he had ever coached.

While answering a question regarding his own future, Flower said that he will continue to work on his skills and will be looking for some new coaching assignments.

Flower joined the Pakistan team as batting coach in 2014. His five-year tenure finally came to an end when the PCB decided against renewing his contract after the Men in Green failed to qualify for the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup semi-finals.