Imran gives captaincy vote to Younis Khan

Published: Tuesday, June 14, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Islamabad:Even as knives were sharpened towards Pakistan vice-captain Younis Khan after the in-famous dressing room fracas in Barbados, legendary Pakistan cricketer and former captain Imran Khan has sprung to his defence saying he is a future captain in the making.

"Personally, I have not met Younis. But what I've heard from other players in the team compelled me to declare him as a captaincy material since he is selfless and a team man to the core," the legend was quoted as saying in the Pakistan daily Dawn.

Imran said that the value of Younis to the team can be underlined by the fact his hundreds in the recent Bangalore and Jamaica Tests was a big factor in shaping Pakistan's win.

"Younis was the difference in both recent Test victories. His batting in Bangalore (267 and 84 not out) against India was quite superb which paved the way for Pakistan win. Had he not scored century (106) in the first innings, Pakistan could not have won the final Test in Kingston to square the series," Imran added.

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