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Afridi's act brought bad name to team, country: Yousuf

cricket Updated: Feb 04, 2010 11:35 IST
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Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf is baffled by teammate Shahid Afridi's ball-tampering act in the fifth and final one-day international against Australia in Perth.

"I don't know why he did it but it brought a bad name to the country, the good thing is that at least he realised his mistake and admitted it. I hope he does not repeat it again. Pakistan cricket does not need such incidents," Yousuf said.

The skipper returned here last night after a humiliating Australian tour where they were whitewashed in both one-day and Test series.

Afridi, who led Pakistan in the final one-dayer, was seen biting the ball and was later banned by the match referee for two Twenty20 matches on pleading guilty and apologising for his action.

Shoaib Malik will lead the side in the lone T20 match in Melbourne on Friday.

Yousuf said he does not intend to step down despite a disappointing performance Down Under.

"I accepted the captaincy for these difficult tours at a time when no player was willing to accept this challenge. I think I have done a decent job and I want to continue as captain, I will not resign," he said when asked to comment on statements from the PCB that they would appoint a new captain after the Australian tour.