Flower reveals the best player he has ever coached
Former Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower has come up with a huge comment on Pakistan’s ever-so consistent batsman Babar Azam.
Flower, whose contract as batting coach of Pakistan cricket team was not renewed after the World Cup 2019, reckons that Babar Azam is the best player he has ever coached in his career. He also clarified that Babar Azam is the best Pakistani he has ever coached.
Flower said: “He’s probably the best bloke I’ve ever coached – certainly the best Pakistani I’ve ever coached.”
Babar Azam never disappoints especially when he is well set at the crease. He has scored 3,213 ODI runs at a mind-blowing average of 53.55. He has scored 10 centuries and 15 fifties to his name and has by far been Pakistan’s main man in contemporary cricket. In fact, many cricket fans label him as the Virat Kohli of Pakistan cricket.
Though former Zimbabwe international Flower has been encouraged by the progress of Babar and Imam, he has been shocked by Fakhar Zaman’s inability to perform well on a consistent basis in international cricket.
“I’ve worked quite a lot with him (Fakhar), but he’s got such a different technique to others,” said Flower. “He’s quite hard to work with, even though he’s a lovely guy. There’s a lot of rawness about him, but his results have been very inconsistent,” he said.
Though Flower didn’t completely rule out Fakhar Zaman, he said that Fakhar has a lot of catching up to do to get to the highest level. “But I think he’s good enough to make something of it, but he’s got a lot of work to do,” he said.