Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail believes that players always grouped against the captain in the past and if reports suggest that there are grouping in the team Down Under then it cannot simply be rejected.
“See, I cannot simply say that there is grouping or no grouping in the team. But I cannot tell you that players do group against the captain,” Aamir Sohail said in a private news channel program.
After Pakistan lost to India and then heavily to West Indies in the ongoing World Cup, several reports made headlines that the reasons behind below par performance was rift in the team.
“In 1999, players also grouped against me. It was not even new then as it has always happened. Denying that there was no grouping in the team, would not help,” Aamir added.
There are several reports that there were rifts in the team and players, allegedly led by aspiring captain Shahid Afridi, there was also grouping against Misbah-ul-Haq.
But Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan has denied such reports and said that team was united.