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I'll never forget the dropped catch that cost CT: Younus

cricket Updated: Oct 05, 2009 16:02 IST
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Pakistan skipper Younus Khan on Monday said the memory of the dropped catch that cost his side a place in the Champions Trophy final would haunt him for the rest of his career.

Younus Khan and his deputy Shahid Afridi returned home on Monday from South Africa to a warm welcome despite the team's defeat in the semifinals against New Zealand.

But Younus said he still hasn't gotten over the disappointment of dropping a sitter offered by Grant Elliot, who went on to win the match for New Zealand with a 75-run knock.

"It is an incident of my cricket career that I cannot forget and will never be able to forget because frankly speaking if I had taken that catch things could have been different," Younus said.

Younus, Afridi and some members of the support staff reached the Karachi airport from Dubai while the remaining players will return home later in the day and take connecting flights to their homes.

People clapped and cheered the players as they came out of the terminal building where local cricket officials garlanded them.

Younus said he was utterly disappointed at the loss because his team had the capability of beating both New Zealand and Australia in the knockout stage.