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One player ruining team spirit and unity: Yousuf

cricket Updated: Feb 10, 2010 11:31 IST

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All the trouble in the Pakistan cricket team is just because of one player, senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf has claimed.

Yousuf, who led Pakistan in the disappointing Australian tour, said one single player was responsible for disturbing the unity in the team.

Yousuf even claimed that the team management also agree with his viewpoint though he refused to reveal the name of the player in public.

"There is no doubt there is only one player in the team who is disturbing team unity and other players. I spoke to coach Intikhab Alam and other management about it and they agreed with me.

"I will only disclose his name to the Chairman of the Board, Ejaz Butt," Yousuf told a TV Channel.

Pakistan lost both Test and One-day series and then the lone Twenty20 international against Australia.

Although Yousuf didn't take any name, but well placed sources said he was referring to former captain Shoaib Malik against whom some other players also complained that he disturbed peace in the dressing room.

Ironically, the Pakistan Cricket Board has named Malik as captain for the two T20 internationals against England in Dubai this month due to a two match ban on regular T20 captain Shahid Afridi.