SHARJAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 18: Mohammad Hafeez of Pakistan bats during the first One-Day International (ODI ) match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on December 18, 2013 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Lahore, Pakistan – Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez stepped down as Twenty20 captain after the team's failure to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

Hafeez said he had reached the decision of his own accord following Pakistan's 84-run loss to the West Indies.

“I am under no pressure (but) felt that I must step down as leader by taking responsibility and its for the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) to decide who to lead the team,” Hafeez told reporters. – Sapa-AFP