Players united under Younis Khan: Afridi

Published: Friday, August 21, 2009, 15:43 [IST]
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Players united under Younis Khan: Afridi

London: Flamboyant Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has commended captain Younis Khan for his leadership qualities saying he has made the 'players gel really well".

Afridi, who is on a charity tour of Britain along with Younis Khan, said the best part of Khan"s captaincy is that he treats every player equally.

“Younis is like an older brother to me and a lot of the younger players. It doesnt make any difference to him whether a player is Punjabi, from Karachi, Pathan or whatever else, he treats everyone the same and really looks after all of us," PakPassion.net quoted Afridi, as saying.

“Younis has a lot of respect for all the guys in the team, whether you are a senior player or new to international cricket. This makes everyone feel welcome and part of the setup and not an outsider and has really made us gel as a team," he added.

Afridi said it was Younis who had made him to do charity work for thousands of people facing several difficulties back home.

“Due to the firing and the bomb blasts, lots of people still don"t have roofs over their heads. Coupled with the problems people face in getting basic daily food and drink, and all just before Ramazan, that"s why we"re in UK," said Afridi, who originally belongs to Swat.

“We need to inform people what is happening in Swat at this moment, where people in their own country are homeless," he added.


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