Karachi:Failure effected a u-turn on Younus Khan's view on captaincy with the Pakistan skipper contradicting his previous statement that a captain is responsible for all decisions and the team management is there just to help him out.
Younus had asserted after winning the World Twenty20 that it was the captain who called the shots and claimed he, much like former captain Imran Khan, was responsible for everything that contributed to the team's success.
But in an interview on Geo TV before the start of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo, Younis did a volte-face and said those days were gone when the captain called the shots.
"I alone don't select the team. The coach, manager and vice-captain are also involved in the selection process and it is not just my decision," Younus said.
"Those days when Imran Khan as captain made all decisions are gone now. Times have changed and collective decisions must be made in a team," he said.
Pakistan lost the first Test in Galle afer being bowled out for a pathetic 117 runs and then suffered more humiliation on the first day of the second Test on Sunday when they were bowled out for just 90 runs.
Younus said he wanted to do something as captain and leave behind some legacy as Imran had done.
"I want to make this team into a consistently winning outfit. My ambition is to see Pakistan improve its world rankings in Test and one-day cricket and be among the top three teams when I leave," he said.
Younus said in Pakistan a captain's tenure was only as certain as the next match.
"Everything depends on how you perform or get the team to perform. That is why I want to achieve something with this team," he said.
Younus said the team's inconsistent and unpredictable form was disappointing and it needed to change its habits and become more consistent and professional.