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I am not quitting captaincy, insists Younis

cricket Updated: May 09, 2009 11:08 IST

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Younis Khan has rubbished speculation that he is planning to step down as Pakistan cricket captain before next month's Twenty20 World Championships in England due to the recent ODI series loss to Australia.

Asked about reports in a section of the national media that he was planning to surrender the captaincy ahead of the Twenty20 mega-event, Younis said there was no logical reason for him to take such a step.

"Why should I think about this. I have just taken over as captain and I am working with the players to turn around the performances of the team and make it a more consistent and winning outfit," Younis told PTI.

He also dismissed reports that the team was a divided house and some players were more focused on individual performances against Australia.

"We are all working to improve the team performances and in this series I think we have gelled well together," Younis said.

Pakistan lost the one-day series 2-3 but won the one-off Twenty20 international on Thursday but Younis could not play the match because of flu and fever. Misbah-ul-Haq led the team in Younis' absence.