Recently, the former Zimbabwean cricketer and Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower revealed that the former Pakistan captain Younis Khan once held a knife to his throat. However, the former Pakistan captain and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has no idea about this incident.
After his successful international career for Zimbabwe, Grant Flower has involved in coaching. In 2014, Flower was appointed as the batting coach of the Pakistan national cricket team. Flower remained that batting coach position till 2019. At present, he is the batting coach of the Sri Lanka national cricket team, where the former Pakistan Head Coach Mickey Arthur is also serving as the Head Coach.
Recently, Flower revealed that Younis Khan wasn’t easy to coach. Talking more about that, Flower added a shocking incident where he claimed that Khan once brought a knife to his throat when he was trying to give some crucial advice to the senior Pakistan cricketer during a Brisbane Test. Flower also claimed that then Pakistan Head Coach Mickey Arthur had to intervene in that situation, who handled that role between 2016 and 2019.
There is just no way he could have done such a thing: Inzamam-ul-Haq
While Inzamam-ul-Haq was serving as a chief selector of the Pakistan national cricket team at that time, he had no idea about that incident as he didn’t get any such report. As Khan and Inzamam played a lot of international matches, the former knows Khan very well and he feels that the player couldn’t be involved in such things.
Inzamam told Dawn TV, “There is just no way he could have done such a thing. I was the chief selector at that time and I don’t recall any such incident taking place or being reported to me. I don’t know what prompted Grant Flower to say this but I have played a lot with Younis and I know him very well, there is just no way he could have done such a thing with anyone [let] alone Grant.”
Inzamam-ul-Haq and Younis Khan played together in 167 international matches (46 Tests, 120 ODIs and only T20I), out of which Inzamam led the Pakistan team in 82 matches.