LAHORE - Pakistan captain Younis Khan has put his weight behind out-of-form Mohammad Yousuf saying that the star batsman need time to settle after his return to the national side. "He is back in the team and before that he was out of international cricket for quite a while. He just played in the Indian Cricket League and there is a difference between ICL and international cricket," he said. "He did not play international cricket for more than a year now and any cricketer staying out of the game for this long would need time to adjust," said Younis. "He played in the ICL during that period but let me tell you that there is a world of a difference in the standard of that league and international cricket. I'm sure in time Yousuf will be giving his best for Pakistan." Yousuf is one of the most prolific Test batsmen in the world. He was banned by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for joining the unofficial ICL last year but received a pardon from the board earlier this summer after he severed ties with the league. He was included in Pakistan's squad for the tour of Sri Lanka and instantly made his presence felt with a stylish century in the opening Test in Galle. But later, his performance took a nose dive and Pakistan had to drop him during the One-day series against the Sri Lankans. Pakistan lost in both the Test and One-day series. AFP adds: Pakistan captain Younus Khan accepts responsibility for historic Test and one-day defeats in Sri Lanka but rejected calls to resign, lashing out at his critics instead. Pakistan lost the three-Test series 2-0 with one match drawn, and went down 3-2 in the one-dayers, to post their first-ever series defeats in both forms of the game in Sri Lanka. "I accept the responsibility of defeat, but will not apologise to anyone nor will I resign as captain because it's part of the game to lose and win," he was quoted as saying. "I am trying my level best to lead the team and achieve the best results but some people want me to relinquish the captaincy, which I won't. Am I not a good captain, or do I lack leadership qualities?" he said. "Resignations should come from top to bottom after the humiliating defeats," former chief selector and international spinner Abdul Qadir said. "We won the last two one-day matches by huge margins, and it proved that the team had the capacity and the talent to win the Tests and one-day matches. But due to the batsmen's inconsistency, we failed to finish properly," he said.