Younis Khan has ended his career as Pakistan’s highest Test run-getter. Towards the end of his career, batting coach Grant Flower did not take the advice very well. Former Zimbabwean star batsman Flower said that once Younis Khan held a knife to flower’s neck, then head coach Mickey Arthur came and stopped him.
Grant Flower worked as the batting coach of the Pakistan national team from 2014 to 2019. In an interview with Following on Podcast, he said that he had witnessed all the strange characters in the dressing room of Pakistan. He also mentioned that Younis Khan was challenging to handle.
Grant Flower, 49, said: “It was challenging to control Younis Khan. Of course, his celebrated career. I remember an incident in Brisbane. At the breakfast table during a test, I was giving him some advice on batting. Although my job is not even close to his statistics, he is Pakistan’s highest Test run-getter.
‘But Younis Khan did not need my advice and held a knife to my throat. Next to him was Mickey Arthur (then head coach), who needed his intervention. Yeah, Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT ain’t for me either. However, these are part of the coaching. These things turn the whole journey into hell. ‘
However, Flower, who is currently working as the batting coach of Sri Lanka, said that he used to enjoy all such obstacles. He added, ‘And I used to enjoy it too. I am still learning a lot. But I am fortunate with my position (coaching career). ‘
Earlier this year, Grant Flower, who played six Tests and 221 ODIs, was appointed as the batting coach of the Sri Lankan national team. On the other hand, Younus Khan, who scored 10,099 runs for Pakistan in 117 Tests, is currently working as his country’s batting coach. He is still the only Pakistani batsman to have more than 10,000 Test runs.