Younus - I won't resign
Pakistan skipper unfazed by criticism
Last Updated: August 12, 2009 11:38am
Younus: Under pressure
Pakistan captain Younus Khan has taken responsibility for his side's Test and one-day series defeats to Sri Lanka, but insists he will not walk away from the post.
Younus' men became the first Pakistan touring side to suffer defeats in both formats of the game in Sri Lanka after a 2-0 whitewash defeat in the Test series and a 3-2 reverse in the ODIs.
Former players and pundits have since called for Younus to step down as skipper, however the 31-year-old told Jang newspaper he is determined to continue.
"I accept the responsibility of defeat, but will not apologise to anyone nor will I resign as captain because it's part of the game to lose and win," he said.
"I am trying my level best to lead the team and achieve the best results but some people want me to relinquish the captaincy, which I won't. Am I not a good captain, or do I lack leadership qualities?"
Former Yorkshire batsman Younus is not playing in Wednesday's Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka in Colombo, having resigned from the 20-over format after his side's World Cup win in England in June.