Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower has revealed that the atmosphere in Pakistan cricket team’s dressing room is not at the best these days, while a number of players are also at the risk of losing their spot.
“The atmosphere isn’t the best at the moment,” Flower said, quoted ESPNcricinfo. “Not many losing teams’ atmosphere will be the best. No one likes to lose. You don’t want to become happy losers. I’m not involved in selection, but there are quite a few guys with their places under threat. It’s not just one or two batsmen, you could point fingers at a few players.”
Pakistan cricket team has not been at it best especially in the Test format, they lost a home series against New Zealand 2-1, and lately lost to South Africa in the first Castle Lager Test after yet again witnessing a second inning batting collapse.
Head Coach Mickey Arthur was in particular not impressed with the outcome and as per reports lost his temper with the players especially the senior lot. The PCB, however, later denied any such reports.
Meanwhile, Grant Flower was of the view that the incident should not have been leaked in the first place. “We don’t know who it is [the leaker]. But they’ve got to look at themselves in the mirror. It should never happen. On tour it’s all about teamwork, you’re supposed to be a family and trust each other.”
“But I’ve been with the team over four years and there have been constant leaks all the time. It’s nothing new for me, so it doesn’t really come as a surprise,” he added.
Pakistan is scheduled to play the second Test at Cape Town in coming days.