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Pakistan spin-bowling all-rounder Imad Wasim has denied that he or any other player formed a group against captain Sarfraz Ahmed during the World Cup.
Imad’s denial comes after rumours surfaced that Sarfraz accused him, left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz, opener Imam-ul-Haq and batsman Babar Azam of forming a group against him after Pakistan’s loss to India.
Reports said that Imad wanted to take over as captain, and that his group was backed by veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik.
However, Imad insisted that nothing of the sort happened and that all the players are united.
“If there were groupings in the team, I wouldn’t play,” Imad was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “We all play for Pakistan, there was a lot of talk after the match [against] India but the media should be more careful. I [have] known Sarfraz [for] 15 years, he isn’t like that and none of the other players are either, we all play for Pakistan.
“There were no differences, sometimes during the match there is a little back and forth but if the captain says something, you should take it as a player as he is playing for Pakistan.”