Grant Flower retires from all forms of cricket

Grant Flower, one of Zimbabwe’s most illustrious batsmen confirmed today in a post-match interview that he was quitting all forms of cricket with immediate effect.

After captaining his side to a 1-run victory in the domestice Stanbic Twenty20 Series, Grant said he was happy to finish on a high note.

After declaring himself available for national selection a month ago, it seems as if he has decided that he would best serve the local game as a coach. Grant the is batting coach of the national team.

We think that to be a good move his stellar career didnt need to be diluted by performances that might not have been up to his level. Also we always felt that issues of authority may have been at risk of being violated in the event of differences of opinion or ability to caution players who didn’t perform if he was not able to perform.

Just a run-down on his stats. Grant played 67 Test matches scoring a mammoth 3457 runs with an average of 29.54, a top score of 201 and taking 25 wickets. At One Day level, he was involved in 219 matches, belting 6571 runs, averaging 33.69, 142 being his best score and with a haul of 104 wickets.

To Grant, we salute you