Inzamam dismisses Flower’s charge against Younis

Former Pakistan batsman Inzaman-ul-Haq refuted Grant Flower's claim that Younis Khan once held a knife to his throat during a tour of Australia.

Inzamam-ul-Haq said he was not informed of any incident involving Grant Flower and Younis Khan during his time as Pakistan's chief selector.   -  AP

Former Pakistan captain and chief selector, Inzamam-ul-Haq, has rubbished Grant Flower’s claim that Younis Khan once held a knife to the Zimbabwean’s throat on receiving some unwanted batting advice during a tour to Australia.

Speaking on a cricket podcast, Flower alleged that the incident occurred during his nearly five-year stint with the national team between 2014 and 2019.

He said the incident took place during Pakistan’s tour of Australia in 2016 and head coach Mickey Arthur was also present at the breakfast table.

Backing Younis, who is currently the batting coach of Pakistan, Inzamam said this is the first time he had heard about it and being the chief selector he would have known if such an incident had occurred.

Grant Flower: ‘Younis Khan once held a knife to my throat’

“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 leave alone Grant,” he told Dawn TV.

According to local media reports, the matter between Younis and Flower had been resolved following a telephonic conversation between the two.

Currently, Flower is in Colombo while Younis is with the Pakistan squad in England.

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