|Player:||Younis Khan, Inzamam-ul-Haq|
DateLine: 8th October 2006
Pakistan skipper Younis Khan said his team enjoys playing under pressure and hoped to lead his players to success in the Champions Trophy.
We have always performed well under pressure and I am hoping we will fight until the last ball in the tournament, said Younis, who was reinstated at the helm after having initially declined captaincy earlier this week. The past is gone and I don't want to be remembered in a negative way," said Younis, who had earlier declared that he did not want to be a "dummy captain".
But Younis said he was comfortable being captain again and was looking forward to lead from the front. We have played well as a team over the past two years and I don't see a reason why we can't do it in this tournament, which is nothing less than a World Cup, said the 28-year-old. I am always proud to play for my country and hope we can make it to the final here. We have a balanced side even though we will miss Inzamam-ul Haq, said Younis.