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I’m not a dictator: Younis

cricket Updated: Aug 06, 2009 01:15 IST

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Pakistan captain Younis Khan has dismissed reports that he was running a one-man show in the national team and had assured the role of a ‘dictator.´

“I really don’t know from where all these stories are coming from. Because I can safely say I am not a dictator by any stretch of imagination and I consult everyone before taking decisions,” Younis said from Colombo on Wednesday.

The senior batsman, who is under fire after his team’s disappointing defeats in the Test and one-day series, said he believed in taking all the players along.

“All decisions are taken after collective discussions between myself, the vice-captain, manager and coach. I also keep other senior players in the loop and listen to their advice as well. So how can anyone say I am running a one-man show in the team,” Younis said.

Sections of the Pakistani media have been carrying stories saying that the main reasons for the team’s poor performance is Younis, who is running a one-man show in the team and is not communicating with other players and is behaving like a dictator.

Many believe that these stories are being circulated by the anti-Younis lobby and those who fear that the poor performances could lead to the axing of the team coach and manager.