Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan has claimed that the 2009 players’ revolt against him had its roots in the captaincy ambitions of senior players.

Younis claimed that the revolt was not carried out because the players were unhappy with his captaincy style or strong attitude.

“If the players had problems with me they could have spoken to me. They claimed that they didn’t want me removed as captain but just wanted the cricket board to speak to me to change my attitude,” Younis told a TV channel.

“Then how is it that when the player (s) met with the then PCB chairman, Ejaz Butt, one senior player, apparently [Shahid] Afridi demanded the captain be changed. To me, it was about captaincy ambitions,” the highest Test run-getter for Pakistan said.

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