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Problems with players, bad form forced NZ tour pullout: Younus

cricket Updated: Nov 12, 2009 16:21 IST

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Taking a break from international cricket, Pakistan's regular captain Younus Khan on Thursday said problems with a section of players, coupled with his own poor form forced him to pull out of the Test tour of New Zealand.

Younus, who has been replaced as captain by Mohd Yousuf for the three Tests against New Zealand, has taken a break from cricket after Pakistan's one-day series loss to New Zealand.

Younus said though he wants to play for Pakistan, he had no idea where his career was heading.

"Only time will tell what happens and where my career goes. But I have every intention of wanting to play for Pakistan again," he said.

Giving an insight into the turmoil within the team, Younus conceded he had problems with some of his teammates but said none of those players came directly to him to discuss the issues.

"The fact is that I was not enjoying my cricket at all for the last few months. I did my best to get the cricketers to play with consistency and focus but that didn't happen. The sad truth is that as captain I failed to get the best out of my players," Younus told.