ISLAMABAD: Young Cricketer Ahmed Shahzad has said that the Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower’s sincere inputs have helped the young side of team to perform tremendously.
Talking to a private news channel, Ahmad said that Pakistan’s batmen scoring runs against Australia and New Zealand in the last three Tests is a great sight.
“Grant Flower and trainer Grant Ludon have worked very hard with us on raising our bar and at the same time the players themselves were eager to
perform after losing few matches,” Shehzad said.
Praising the other batting great, Shehzad said that Younis had also inspired the team with his attitude and performances after joining them for the Test series against Australia.
“Over all it has been a terrific collective effort from the players and the management to produce such results, he added.
He said that the players were themselves fed up after losing regularly in recent months adding he said that Grant Flower stepped in and pushed us at the right time.
Shehzad also discarded the impression that the Pakistan team was playing and winning on very slow and low-bounce tracks and the batsmen might face problems in ICC Cricket World Cup, 2015 in Australia and New Zealand, early next year.
“Every team should take home advantage and we have done that. This is the right time of winning matches and gaining the right momentum before the World Cup,” he said.
Young cricketer hoped that Pakistani batsmen including himself are capable enough of using that time in Australia to get used to the pitches and conditions there.
Shehzad had scored two centuries against Australia and New Zealand, however, he was forced to return home from Abu Dhabi after suffering a hairline fracture in his cheek-bone after being hit by a short-pitched ball from New Zealand’s Corey Anderson on the second day of the first Test after he had compiled a career best 176 runs.