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Grant Flower has admitted that Pakistan batsman Babar Azam is the best Pakistani player he has ever coached.
Flower’s comments come after his contract as Pakistan’s batting coach was not renewed.
Azam has established himself as Pakistan’s most consistent batsman as he had a superb World Cup campaign, where he scored 474 runs in eight matches, which included a century and three fifties, at an average of 67.71.
He has maintained his excellent form in the 2019 Vitality Blast, which is England’s domestic Twenty20 competition.
Azam, who is representing Somerset, has accumulated 434 runs in nine matches, which includes a hundred and three fifties, at an average of 62 and a strike-rate of 152.81.
“He’s probably the best bloke I’ve ever coached – certainly the best Pakistani I’ve ever coached,” Flower told ESPNcricinfo.