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Some gamers intentionally didn’t play smartly: Former Pakistan pacer Rana Naved on 2009 New Zealand collection

Rana Naved additionally claimed he pulled out of the excursion as a result of he did not wish to be part of the conspiracy by means of seniors in opposition to then skipper Younis Khan.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rana Naved performed nine Checks, 74 ODIs and four T20Is for Pakistan
  • We misplaced two ODI suits in opposition to New Zealand in 2009 as a result of some gamers intentionally didn’t play smartly: Naved
  • Pakistan had misplaced the 3-match ODI collection, 1-2 regardless of successful the primary event in a powerful style

Former Pakistan pacer Rana Naved ul Hassan has alleged that quite a lot of senior gamers “intentionally under-performed” all over the 2009 ODI collection in opposition to New Zealand within the UAE as they have been unsatisfied with Younis Khan’s captaincy.

The 42-year-old Rana, who performed nine Checks, 74 ODIs and four T20Is for Pakistan, particularly spoke about two ODIs all over that excursion.

“We misplaced two ODI suits in opposition to New Zealand within the UAE all over 2009 as a result of one of the gamers concerned intentionally didn’t play smartly,” Rana advised an area information channel.

The pacer additionally claimed he pulled out of the excursion as a result of he did not wish to be part of the conspiracy by means of seniors in opposition to the skipper.

It used to be after the 2009 Champions Trophy in South Africa the place some gamers accumulated in combination and reportedly vowed to oust Younis as they felt he used to be too “boastful and abusive”.

“I most well-liked to sit down out of the excursion. However I had knowledgeable Younis Khan that this used to be a conspiracy in opposition to you and that they sought after me to be a part of it,” he stated.

Rana, then again, maintained that it used to be now not a rise up in opposition to Younis, the individual however Younis as captain.

“After he (Younis) turned into captain, his character and perspective modified and a few seniors (he did not identify them), who harboured ambitions of main the facet did not wish to play beneath him.”

The senior gamers all over that section have been Mohammed Yousuf, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal and Saeed Ajmal.

Pakistan misplaced the three-match ODI collection, 1-2 regardless of successful the primary event in a powerful style by means of 138 runs. They misplaced the rest two suits by means of 64 and 7 runs, respectively.

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