Former Zimbabwean cricketer, Andy Flower, recently shared his views on various cricketing matters, including the ILT20 tournament, his absence from PSL 2024, his experience with Multan Sultans, and Pakistan’s recent performance in Australia and New Zealand.
In an exclusive interview with Cricket Pakistan, Flower highlighted the importance of Pakistani cricketers’ participation in the ILT20 tournament. He expressed anticipation for their involvement, citing its positive impact on audience interest.
Flower explained his decision not to participate in PSL 2024 due to time constraints and exhaustion. He reflected on the previous year’s experience, where juggling between ILT20, PSL, and IPL without breaks left him feeling drained and prone to mistakes.
Furthermore, Flower fondly reminisced about his time with Multan Sultans, expressing admiration for the Tareen family and his satisfaction with working alongside Alamgir and Ali Tareen. Although he won’t be returning this year, Flower praised the appointment of Abdul Rehman as coach.
Discussing Pakistan’s recent tours to Australia and New Zealand, Flower acknowledged the challenges posed by these formidable opponents. He commended Pakistan’s performance in Australia despite the tough conditions and emphasized the importance of maintaining high standards against such teams.
Flower refrained from commenting on Babar Azam’s captaincy changes, citing his lack of access to the dressing room dynamics. However, he praised Babar’s batting form in a recent T20 game, recognizing him as an exceptional cricketer who consistently sets high standards.