Rana Naved additionally claimed he pulled out of the tour as a result of he did not wish to be part of the conspiracy by seniors in opposition to then skipper Younis Khan.
- Rana Naved performed 9 Tests, 74 ODIs and four T20Is for Pakistan
- We misplaced two ODI matches in opposition to New Zealand in 2009 as a result of some gamers intentionally didn’t play properly: Naved
- Pakistan had misplaced the 3-match ODI collection, 1-2 regardless of profitable the primary match in a convincing style
Former Pakistan pacer Rana Naved ul Hassan has alleged that plenty of senior gamers “deliberately under-performed” throughout the 2009 ODI collection in opposition to New Zealand within the UAE as they had been sad with Younis Khan’s captaincy.
The 42-year-old Rana, who performed 9 Tests, 74 ODIs and four T20Is for Pakistan, particularly spoke about two ODIs throughout that tour.
“We lost two ODI matches against New Zealand in the UAE during 2009 because some of the players involved deliberately did not play well,” Rana advised a neighborhood information channel.
The pacer additionally claimed he pulled out of the tour as a result of he did not wish to be part of the conspiracy by seniors in opposition to the skipper.
It was after the 2009 Champions Trophy in South Africa the place some gamers gathered collectively and reportedly vowed to oust Younis as they felt he was too “arrogant and abusive”.
“I preferred to sit out of the tour. But I had informed Younis Khan that this was a conspiracy against you and that they wanted me to be part of it,” he stated.
Rana, nevertheless, maintained that it was not a insurrection in opposition to Younis, the particular person however Younis as captain.
“After he (Younis) became captain, his personality and attitude changed and some seniors (he didn’t name them), who harboured ambitions of leading the side didn’t want to play under him.”
The senior gamers throughout that section had been Mohammed Yousuf, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal and Saeed Ajmal.
Pakistan misplaced the three-match ODI collection, 1-2 regardless of profitable the primary match in a convincing style by 138 runs. They misplaced the remaining two matches by 64 and 7 runs, respectively.