Younis Khan’s captaincy period was not as successful as his batting. He had to face a lot of ups and downs as a skipper. The Pakistan team was once also charged for match-fixing allegations under his captaincy.
After Inzamam-ul-Haq resigned from the captain’s post, the PCB offered the role to Younis Khan, who turned down the offer. He again to again rejected the proposal of leading the team, saying that he does not want to be a ‘dummy captain’. Finally, in 2009, he was announced as the permanent captain of the team in Tests and ODIs. But after a couple of months, he resigned from the post because the team was charged for match-fixing allegations.
When you speak the truth, you are considered madman: Younis Khan
Reminiscing the old captaincy days, Younis Khan said that he lost his captaincy because of his honesty. He said that his fault was to point out a group of players that they were not doing their best for the country.
“You often face a situation in life where if you speak the truth, you are considered as a madman. My fault was pointing out to a group of players that they were not pushing themselves hard enough for the country,” Younis Khan told Gulf News.
The players were, however, regretful later and we played for teammates long enough after that. I know I had nothing wrong for it’s a lesson that I had learnt from my father to always speak the truth and always remain humble,” Younis added.
A few days earlier, former cricketer, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan revealed that some senior players didn’t want Younis as their captain, so they underperformed.