Younis dedicates T20 World Cup to nation

Published: Sunday, June 21, 2009, 23:41 [IST]
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London: Pakistan captain Younis Khan on Sunday dedicated the teams Twenty20 World Cup win to the terror-torn nation, calling it the defining moment of his captaincy.

"This triumph came at the right time and its our gift to the people back in Pakistan," an emotional Younis said after his teammates beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets to lift the

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"After Imran Khan, no Pakistan captain won a World Cup title and Im happy to have achieved that. Whenever I end my career, I can loom back and feel good about it," he said.

Having missed much of international cricket because of volatile security scenario at home, Pakistan capped their fairytale campaign by cruising to a facile eight-wicket win.

Often considered a reluctant captain, Younis said he did not rate himself very high as a leader but insisted he never shied away from putting up a fight.

"There was a time when every man I met requested me to take up Pakistans captaincy. I know Im not a very good captain but at the same time I know that Im brave and captains need to be brave," said the veteran batsman.


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