MOHAMMAD HAFEEZ STEP DOWN AS T20 CAPTAIN
Pakistan went out from the Super-10 stage after a disillusioning 84-run rout against the West Indies on Tuesday, neglecting to achieve the last four without precedent for five releases of the competition since its origin in 2007.
Hafeez said he acknowledged obligation regarding the early passageway.
"I acknowledge all the obligation of group's disappointment," Hafeez told journalists after a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) meeting in Lahore.
Hafeez headed Pakistan to the semi-finals in the last World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka two years back, soon after assuming control from Misbah-ul Haq.
The all-rounder, who opens both the batting and the bowling with his off-twist, said nobody had constrained him to stop.
"I am under no weight and felt that I must venture down as pioneer by assuming ownership, its for the PCB to choose who to lead the group," said Hafeez.
Pakistan have no task before their arrangement against Australia in October, when they play two Tests, three one-days and one Twenty20 in the United Arab Emirates.
The 33-year-old said he was primed to join the positions under any skipper.
"I am primed to play under any skipper as I have done my employment with obligation as chief and additionally player," he said.
Pakistan started the World Twenty20 with a thrashing against most despised adversaries India before winning their next two recreations against Australia and Bangladesh.
Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez plays a shot throughout the World Twenty20 match against the West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, on April 1, 2014 © Afp/file Munir Uz Zaman
Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez plays a shot throughout the World Twenty20 match against the West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, on April 1, 2014
© Afp/file Munir Uz Zaman
Hafeez said an excess of unforced mistakes had set back the ol' finances the group.
"Our players conferred slip-ups which prompted our thrashing and we assume ownership," Hafeez. "I have officially apologized to the country for letting down our fans."
He said he might likewise surrender the bad habit captaincy of the one day group, which is headed by Haq.
Hafeez headed Pakistan in 29 Twenty20 matches, winning 17 and losing 11, while one was deserted.
Mentor Moin Khan said Hafeez's choice ought to be applauded.
"Hafeez has acknowledged obligation and has ventures down so we all must laud his choice," Khan told columnists.
All-rounder Shahid Afridi, who headed Pakistan to the semi-finals of the last 50-over World Cup in India three years back, is broadly tipped to assume control over the captaincy.
Conversing with journalists independently, he said: "I am primed to assume ownership to me for Pakistan