Lahore - The PCB has not appreciated comments made by star off-spinner Saeed Ajmal where he has promoted the names of M Hafeez and Azhar Ali to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as captain of the one-day squad.

Misbah, who had already announced his retirement from ODIs after the showpiece event, bowed out after a fighting 34 against Australia as Pakistan exited the tournament with a 6-wicket loss at the Adelaide Oval.

Ajmal appearing on a local TV as expert minced no words in stating that he would appoint either Hafeez or Azhar as the next captain. "Hafeez and Azhar are the best choices to take over as captain."

Asked about the credentials of Younus Khan, Ajmal said that in the first place he was finding it difficult to hold his place in the one-day squad as a player. "I don't know what Younus has in mind. How much more he wants to play but I don't think he is a potential candidate because his place in ODIs is not guaranteed so how can he be captain." Ajmal also suggested that perhaps it was time for Younus to also say goodbye to ODI cricket.

Ajmal also blasted the batsmen for their failure against Australia in the quarter-finals and in the World Cup. "I am angry because we batted without any plan against Australia and when will these players learn. If you don't have a good total, how can the bowlers defend it?"