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Afridi will be happy to hand over captaincy

Pakistan Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi has said he his willing to step down from the roll if his predecessor, Younis Khan, decides to come out of retirement.

Afridi took over as Pakistan's Twenty20 captain after the Twenty20 World Cup in the summer where Khan lead the Pakistanis to victory over Sri Lanka in the final at Lords.

With the 2010 Twenty20 World Cup only six months away Afridi as said he wants Khan back in the squad as the Pakistanis look to defend their title.

"If Younis wants to play (Twenty20 cricket) he is more than welcome. I will even step down from the captaincy and play under him," said Afridi to Pakistan newspaper The News.

Despite media reports stating the pair have had their differences in the past Afridi denied any problems had occurred, blaming, instead his fellow teamates.

"The players informed me about their problems. I told them it was better if they directly communicate their problems to Younis, an idea that they didn't like. The problem with our players is they don't speak their heart out and that's where the communication gap comes in"

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