Alam doesn't favour multiple captains

Alam doesn't favour multiple captains

 Alam, who hinted he was not informed by Younis Khan before announcing retirement from Twenty20 cricket after winning the World Cup, said he would prefer him to lead all three teams -- Test, ODI and T20.

“Having one captain for Tests, ODIs and T20 cricket means you have more harmony in the team and the players are also comfortable with their captain. The communication levels improve a lot with this arrangements within the team,” Alam said on Wednesday.

The former Test captain, who has the rare distinction of guiding two separate Pakistan teams to World Cup glory in ODIs and T20, said he would like to see Younis reconsider his decision. “He didn’t talk to us about it. His announcement came as a surprise to me as well,” he added.

Alam said the Pakistan Cricket Board and selectors would now have to take a call on who would lead the country in the T20 international during the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.

“I am happy that Younis has handled things very well. He is a very good captain and showed lot of maturity in the World Cup and the players responded equally well,” he added.

Alam hoped the T20 World Cup victory would help Pakistan host more international matches. “The victory  has enhanced our image as a sports loving nation and also lifted the gloom of the people,” said Alam.

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