Pakistan team lacks unity: Afridi

Updated: 27 January 2010 14:51 IST

Shahid Afridi has opened up a new front with Mohammad Yousuf and other members accusing them of not playing as a unit in the ongoing ODI series.

Karachi:

Flamboyant Pakistan all-rounder and vice-captain Shahid Afridi has opened up a new front with captain Mohammad Yousuf and other members accusing them of not playing as a unit in the ongoing one-day series in Australia.

"The thing is that we are losing because the players are not playing with unity," Afridi said on Geo Television on Tuesday after Pakistan suffered a 40-run defeat in the third one-dayer against Australia in Adelaide.

Afridi said everyone was playing to make a name for himself and not for the national team.

"I am really sad and disappointed at the performance of team," Afridi said.

Afridi, who made it clear that those players who were not performing well should be rested or dropped so that the new players could be given a chance to play, also took an indirect dig at his captain when asked about the team's performance.

"I believe that a good captain is one who can control his players and extract the best performances from them," Afridi said.

Afridi, who scored a hard hitting 40 in today's defeat, is being tipped to replace Yousuf at the helm of the ODI squad when the team returns from Australia.

Ironically even Yousuf has said that it is time Pakistan Cricket Board drop such players from the team who play for themselves and not for the team.

Topics : Cricket Shahid Afridi
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