Commending the leadership qualities of Khan, Akhtar said that under his captaincy, Pakistan may win the 2011 World Cup. His positive approach would surely help the PCB form a competent squad before World Cup 2011. The News quoted Ahktar, as saying.
He expressed his lament at being dropped from the national squad.
"I utterly regret over being dropped from national squad in ODI matches against Bangladesh, but I would soon become part of team in series against Australia after demonstrating up to mark performance in domestic one-day tournament here," Akhtar said.
Akhtar last played in the home one-day international series against Sri Lanka, but was dropped after the first two games following his dismal performance.