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Former Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has revealed that he was part of a group of players who rallied against Younis Khan’s captaincy during the 2009 Champions Trophy.
Ajmal’s comments come after former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi wrote in his autobiography, Game Changer, that Ajmal had been responsible for lobbying against Younis.
However, Ajmal said that Afridi has only written half the truth as the former all-rounder and almost all the other players had a problem with Younis’ captaincy.
“Almost all the players were against Younis Khan. Senior players had a meeting during the 2009 Champions Trophy in South Africa, in which the juniors were forced to sit,” Ajmal told ARY News’ show ‘Har Lamha Purjosh’. “Afridi himself was a part of this campaign.
“I talked to him soon [after] I heard such comments about me in his book. I told Afridi that he had written [about it] wrong and revealed [half the truth].”
When asked about Younis as a captain, Ajmal said: “Younis Bhai was a good captain, but sometimes his aggression put him in trouble.”