Shahid Afridi was mastermind of rebellion against me during Champions Trophy 2009: Younis Khan
Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Misbah-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf were behind me, I think it was a struggle to get the captaincy: former captain
Former national cricket captain Younis Khan has termed Shahid Afridi as the mastermind of the 2009 uprising against him by his teammates.
Younis Khan, 43, described Shahid Afridi as the mastermind of a coup against him by his teammates in the 2009 Champions Trophy under his captaincy in South Africa. The players of the time also took an oath not to play under the captaincy of Younis Khan, including Shoaib Malik, Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq and Muhammad Yousuf.
In an interview, Younis Khan said that he felt that this act of the players was a matter of getting the captaincy. Afridi himself had admitted that he had taken his complaint to the then PCB chairman Ijaz Butt. The all-rounder flew from Karachi to Islamabad and talked, so maybe the mastermind of it all will be the same. It is not known why he said that he has a complaint but Younis Khan should not be removed from the captaincy. Younis Khan said that whoever spoke said that Younis Khan is in a strong mood.
Cricketers do not want to play under his captaincy anymore. No one himself said that he was not ready to play under my captaincy but everyone kept talking about others.