Younis Khan Called Afridi the Mastermind of Revolt Against Him

Yunis Khan, the former captain, accused Shahid Afridi of being the mastermind of the 2009 revolt. Khan argued that the uprising was mostly inspired by Afridi, and he did it because he wanted to be the national captain.

In 2009 over 10 cricketers from Pakistan planned to get Younis out of captainship including Mohammad Yousuf, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Misbah-ul-Haq, Saeed Ajmal, Kamran Akmal, Rana Naved ul Hasan, and Umar Akmal. They went behind the Captain's back and complained to the PCB chairman rather than talking to Khan or the team management.


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Khan thinks that Shahid Afridi was the former all-rounder when he spread his beans on an ARY News TV show with the famous journalist, Waseem Badami. Khan believes he was the main conspirator.

Badami presented videos of Saeed Ajmal, Mohammed Yousuf and Shahid Afridi, the former cricketers, and in 2009 they were asked about the infamous revolt. All three of them agreed to be part of the group, which wanted to remove Khan as captain, but neither of them accepted the weight of the revolt.

Khan stated the star-all-rounder, Shahid Afridi, was behind him even though more than ten players participated in the revolt since he had captain's ambitions. He told Khan, but he flew all the way from Karachi to Lahore to visit Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman at the time. Khan claimed Afridi had blamed other cricketers.


The legendary batsman of the middle order said the majority of the squad was against him because they believed he was strict, but no one ever spoke to him. He stated that the Holy Quran was taken from Khan personally by all the cricketers involved.

See the entire interview video here:

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