Younus Khan takes sides with Shoaib Akhtar

Written by Fahd Mirza on January 27th, 2008   (100 views)

In a new development in the ongoing crisis in Pakistani cricket team, Younus Khan has contacted the chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Dr. Nasim Ashraf and has asked him to review his decision in regard of Shoaib Akhtar’s central contract cancellation.

It should be remembered that Shoaib Akhtar primarily belongs to the Younus Khan group, who is vehemently opposing the captaincy of Shoaib Malik. This group also includes the pacer Mohammad Sami and Mohammad Hafeez and also the Yousuf, the star batsmen, whereas in Shoaib Malik’s group, there are players like Misbah-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Salman Butt, and others.

Shahid Afridi is apparently in the Shoaib Malik’s group, but he is also lobbying hard for his own captaincy, and presenting himself as a midway, or an alternative of Shoaib Malik. Shahid Afridi is of the opinion that he has spent a long time in the team and have performed in so many matches and so should be given the chance of leading the team. The problem is that only he sees his bombastic performances, while PCB and spectators dont share his opinion.

PCB stands strong behind Shoaib Malik, and they have told clearly to Younus Khan that they can even spare him and whoever revolts but discipline will be observed and gone are the days when player power was the ultimate.

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