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Warne's captaincy bowls over Younis

cricket Updated: May 13, 2008 11:31 IST

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Shane Warne's inspiring leadership in the Indian Premier League continues to impress all and his Jaipur teammate Younis Khan believes the side owes its rich success to the Australian spin great.

Younis who leaves for India on Thursday to join the Jaipur team told PTI that he was impressed by Warne's captaincy while watching the matches on television.

"I think it shows that when you play under good captains you tend to pick up a lot of good leadership qualities and instincts," he said.

"Warne has I think benefited from playing under good captains and he is very much in control of things in the IPL. He is such an experienced player that this is showing through in the competition," he said.

Younis said he had been training hard despite his domestic commitments and would be prepared for the last two weeks of the IPL in which the Rajasthan team appear to be close to qualifying for the semifinals.

Younis, who has missed the first half of the IPL due to family commitments, said it would be interesting to see how well Warne had prepared his team for every opposing team and batsman.

"Warne has been a great bowler and a opponent to respect and admire. His success I think has a lot to do with the way he picks up weaknesses in a batsman so quickly and the good thing he is not afraid to back his players. He is in good control of the situation and always thinking ahead which are signs of a good captain," Younis said.