Malik denies threat to his captaincy

Lahore, Sep 2 (UNI) Dismissing the reports that some of his senior teamates were lobbying to oust him from the skipper's post, Shoaib Malik said he didn't see any threat to his captaincy.

Earlier, media reports said some senior players like Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi and even vice-captain Misbah-ul-Haq were interested to take up captaincy.

''I think if there is any such move, it will die down with time. Because I never asked for the captaincy. I only accepted it as a challenge and for the national team,'' he said.

Malik made it clear that he had never expressed the desire to become the captain of Pakistan.

''When they offered me the captaincy I accepted it as a challenge and even now I consider the performance of the team more important then my individual performances,'' he added.


Story first published: Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 19:34 [IST]
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