Younis's resignation a 'smoke screen' to disguise his shortcomings: Sarfaraz

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Islamabad, Oct.17 (ANI): Former Pakistan speedster Sarfaraz Nawaz has lambasted captain Younis Khan for his sudden resignation from the post, saying it was just a smoke screen to disguise his shortcomings in the one-day format of the game.

Nawaz said Khan should retire from one-day cricket and concentrate only on Tests.

"Just like Younis quit Twenty20 format of the game, now it's high time he should forget playing one-day cricket too. It's better he should play only as a team member in test matches," he said.

"Younis wants to gain people's sympathy by resigning from the captaincy and he is trying to hide his faults which he committed during the Champions Trophy.He should realize himself that he does not fit in shorter formats of the game," he added.

Nawaz said the PCB should have appointed Shahid Afridi as the captain of both the one-day and T20 squad rather than having separate skippers for the two different formats of the game.

He highlighted that Khan's own form was affecting team's performance and the morale of the players.

"When the captain scores at an average of less than 20 how could other team members perform?" Nawaz pointed out.(ANI)

Story first published: Saturday, October 17, 2009, 12:42 [IST]
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