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Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has refused to comment on the situation involving veteran batsman Younis Khan being dropped from the national team for the upcoming ODI series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.
Khan slammed the PCB for dropping him and even said: “Don’t select me, not even in Tests. I sacrifice my future.”
Khan also ruled himself out of the 2015 World Cup and noted that he would not represent Pakistan until after the tournament.
“I don’t want to comment on this issue because Younis is a senior teammate and I also have to look at the PCB code of conduct but I want to make it clear it is not necessary that my point of view is accepted all the time when teams are selected,” ul-Haq said. “When a team is selected discussions are held and sometimes your arguments are accepted and sometimes they are rejected. You also have to respect and accept the views and decisions of others being part of a team set up.”
Meanwhile, ul-Haq also revealed that he has always tried to combine aggression and defence since he took over as Pakistan captain in 2010.
“I always decide how to play and try to combine aggression with defence looking at the situation,” he said. “And that is why the team has achieved success.”