It was the moment that was needed most after Imran Khan gave us the World Cup. The same Pakistan team which had performed so dismally under Shoaib Malik's captaincy was so transformed under captaincy of Younis Khan that it won us the World Cup again. The whole team felt and performed like one unit. No signs of the fear and tentativeness that was their hallmark in the previous defeats. This demonstrates the importance of leadership. When selected on merit, a leader can perform miracles, a fact illustrated by both of our World Cup victories. By a sweet coincidence, Younis Khan belongs to Mardan, the same city that is hosting the IDPs of the present war in Swat. This honor has been brought to Pakistan by a son of Mardan due to prayers of the hapless people based in Mardan. -DR KHURRUM SHAUKAT YUSAFZAI, Peshawar, via e-mail, June 21.