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No difference of opinion with Younus, says Afridi

October 22, 2009 09:00 IST

Happy with Pakistan Cricket Board's decision to retain Younus Khan at the helm of national team, his deputy Shahid Afridi said there is no difference of opinion with the captain.

Afridi also rubbished the media reports in the country which said there might be a difference of opinion between the all-rounder and Younus, who recently tendered his resignation protesting the match-fixing allegation made against the team.

"There has been lot of speculation in the media and some people are also trying to create differences between me and Younus," Afridi said.

"We get along well and I am happy that he is captain and I will continue to support him wholeheartedly. I play with my heart and soul for Pakistan at every given opportunity," Afridi added.

Younus tendered his resignation last week after being accused of match-fixing by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Sports but the PCB did not accept the same and made him skipper till 2011 World Cup.

In recent time there were lot of reports in media that highlighted the possibility that some players, including Afridi, were not happy with the attitude of Younus and did not want the PCB to continue him as captain. 

Although Afridi vehemently denied the report that he had tried to dislodge Younus as the captain.

"He is a senior player and a good captain and enjoys support and also standing in the team," Afridi said. 

"At the moment we have a one-day series against New Zealand, we have to concentrate on that. I am confident we can beat them although we lost the Champions trophy semifinal to them," Afridi added.

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