Yousuf wants to remain captain till 2011 WC

Updated: 09 February 2010 18:27 IST

Senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf on Monday reiterated his keenness to remain the captain of the Pakistani Test and ODI teams till the 2011 World Cup.

Yousuf wants to remain captain till 2011 WC

Lahore:

Senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf on Monday reiterated his keenness to remain the captain of the Pakistani Test and ODI teams till the 2011 World Cup.

Yousuf said he should be given a fair chance to prove his worth as captain in Test and One-Day internationals.

"I was captain for just two-and-half months on two of the toughest tours in the cricket world and I think my young team did pretty well. It is only fair that I should be given a longer run to implement my plans and try to build up this team," Yousuf said in an interview.

Yousuf, who risks losing his captaincy after his team was swamped in Australia in all matches, said he would be happy to leave captaincy if any other team could come as close to beating Australia as Pakistan had done in the Sydney Test.

"This constant changing and chopping of the team management and captain every time we lose a series is not good for Pakistan cricket. People and the media must understand that they need to back us. Only then can this team develop into world beaters," Yousuf said.

He pointed out that other teams like India, Australia and England had developed well only because of the backing they got from their board, selectors, people and the media.

"Allow this team to prove its worth in two or three series. Don't write us off and push for changes just because we lost in Australia. How many teams have done well in Australia in recent years?" he asked.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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