Some choice excerpts of what Yousuf said:
On PCB Chairman Ejaz Butt announcing midway through tour that he would be replaced as skipper:
“I don't know when the statement was made, but when it was, suddenly everyone in the team changed. Six or seven players started to see themselves as captains all of a sudden. At the start of the tour in
, the players were cooperating with me, but as the tour went on I felt they weren't because they knew I wouldn't be captain in the next series.” New Zealand
On Umar Akmal's mysterious "stiff back":
“Umar was fine as far as I knew. What happened in his room and how he got a stiff back all of a sudden was a surprise to me. He miraculously recovered as soon as we told him that he would be going home.”
On Shoaib Malik as a possible captain:
“We all know what he’s good at, certainly not captaincy.”
On the most problematic player in the team:
“There is one player in the team who is disturbing team unity and other players. I spoke to coach Intikhab Alam and other management about it and they agreed with me," Yousuf said. “I will only disclose his name to the chairman of the board, Ijaz Butt.”
“Intikhab Alam (coach), Abdur Raqeeb (manager) and [Shahid] Afridi know who the player is and we discussed it as well several times,” Yousuf added.
tour and onwards Intikhab was telling me to be wary of him, but I wanted to see for myself. I saw in New Zealand how his body language was and we dropped him from the Tests. We decided in Australia during a meeting that we had to do something about him.” Australia
Hmmmm. An intriguer who Yousuf does not like and who did not play in the Tests. One guess who this one is.