Former Pakistan left-arm orthodox spinner Abdur Rehman has backed the statement made by the out of favour pacer Junaid Khan that favouritism exists in the team.
Junaid in an interview with Cricket Pakistan earlier in the month had alleged that the player needs to be in the good books of the captain and the team management to probably get a proper run in the national team.
While speaking to the website, Rehman made an astonishing revelation that the coach or captain does not rest until the player they dislike is out from the team.
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Khan] was very accurate,” said the 41-year-old. “They start hating the player.
They don’t see how important a player is for Pakistan. They don’t look at
performances or anything else then. All his previous performances or his career
is forgotten and attempts are made to get the player out of the side.”
is, until the player is out of the side, the person who doesn’t like him won’t
be at peace,” he added.
said that being in the good books of the captain has benefits and drawbacks. “When
you are on good terms with the captain then the coach gets angry. A lot depends
on the likes or dislikes of those involved.”
coach likes you then the captain won’t,” he added. “Then one tries to take the
player out because either he doesn’t like him or the player in question doesn’t
spend time with him.