LAHORE Pakistan former captain Ramiz Raja backed Younus Khans decision to resign from the captaincy of the national team. In an interview with Calcutta Telegraph, Ramiz said: This team has been doing pretty well and the World T20 win, in particular, got the entire nation behind it. Im happy that our media has played such a positive role in this episode and has asked the chairman of the National Assemblys standing committee on sports, Jamshed Dasti, to apologise to the nation. He had no business accusing the team of match-fixing and asking (captain) Younus Khan to account for his leadership. The standing committee has never been positive, never ever been constructive. After Younis experience with the standing committee, he didnt have a choice. Any self-respecting captain, and one with so much passion, wouldve done the same thing. Hes honest, believes in transparency and says whatever he wants to. He does have a few weaknesses, like everybody, but is improving as a captain. Some find him emotional and temperamental, but I dont see that as a problem. Raja also backed the idea of appointing Afridi as Younus successor. He said, In his early years, he (Afridi) had been unsettled. Getting to lead Karachi in domestic cricket clearly helped change his game. Hes a vastly improved bowler and, as a batsman, has learnt the art of survival. Younus is the intense sort and a disciplinarian, Afridi is somewhat of a maverick. However, like fellow-Pathan Younis, hes honest all Pathans are.