Grant Flower, one of the legendary batsman of cricket. He was also the carrier of ”golden generation” of Zimbabwe‘s team. Andy Flower and Grant flower, both of the brothers were a big threat to the opponent’s bowling line-ups. In a word, they were vital weapons for their national team. Times change now. Grant Flower is now a full-time coach. He just got sacked from the Pakistani batting coach position. Without any demur, he admits that the coaching days of Pakistan is the worst days of his life.

Grant Flower admits to enduring the most difficult time in Pakistan

Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) sacked all of their coaching staff including head coach Mickey Arthur after the failure in ICC World Cup 2019. Batting coach Grant Flower is also the victim of their anger. But, it seems he gets relieved by getting sacked from their coaching role.

Pakistan is one of the most terrorist-laden countries in the world. There’s basically zero values of the life in this nuclear-powered South Asian country. People are living with fear and danger in there. Grant Flower also admits that.

There was not a single day I feel alive. On the one hand, there was no independence in my work. On the other hand, there was a fear of my life. It was the worst 5 years of my life. I will never forget that painful memory, ever. 

Grant Flower gives his praise on Babar Azam
Grant Flower gives his praise on Babar Azam

The 48-year-old Harare Born batsman is also critical about backstabbing ex-players. When asked what he won’t miss about Pakistan, he replied –

The backstabbing ex-players, TV channels, news agency and PCB itself. But, I will remember the friendly people of this country.

The former batsman of Zimbabwe then branded the achievement of 2017 Champions Trophy triumph is the “proudest moment” of his Pakistan coaching career.

Flower also admits that Pakistani captain Babar Azam is the best player he coached.

Babar is certainly the best man I’ve ever coached in my career. Haris Sohail needs more chances to grow his full potential. PCB needs to take certain measures to get the best of their young cricketers.

Grant Flower took the batting coach role of Pakistan in 2014 for five years. PCB wasn’t willing to increase his term. He got sacked along with head coach Mickey Arthur, bowling coach Azhar Mehmood and other coaching staffs. The most significant moment of his Pakistani career is to win the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy in England.