Pakistan’s top-order wicketkeeping batsman, Mohammad Rizwan, has got limelight following his multiple achievements in recent times. From being criticized to getting a fixed vacancy in the national team, the 29-years old has been active behind the stumps with his blooming batting tactics on-field. The triumphant skipper of the multiple tournaments lately was spotted in a press conference ahead of the Pakistan tour of England arranged by the board, PCB.
Answering a pile of distinctive questions from media personnel, Rizwan seems confident ahead of the Pak vs Eng series that is programmed to begin from 8th July. The national squad is already at the destination as the training and practicing roster begins.
Our morale is really high after the recent successful series and we are hoping for a good contest against the hosts in the upcoming series.
He was asked if his cerebrum develops the thoughts of getting appointed as a captain. Rizwan replied that his focus is on ‘to play as a player. He said,
Will neither deny if get the opportunity nor wish for it!
Notably, he has been the victor skipper of the Quaid e Azam trophy, National T20 Cup, and the Pakistan Super League for KPK and Multan Sultans respectively. Hence, several queries for him mount to obtain the prop of the national skipper. Despite back-to-back tournaments accomplishments, he is not eying to celebrate the latest win, the PSL 6.
The PSL 6 is now folded up at the realm beyond. I’m focused on Pak vs Eng series at the moment getting no liberty for extensive festivities. Also, we are programmed to play a pile of series after winding up the series versus England.
Mohammad Rizwan reveals his idol wicketkeeper
One of the representatives urged for the slow strike rate of the opening player, Babar Azam, to which Rizwan added that,
The strike rate is not an issue. But the captain alongside me has contributed towards match-winning performances several times. Babar is an exceptional player. As a player, we have to adapt to the conditions and play as circumstances demand. Everyone knows about Babar’s potential, skills, and experience and he is capitalizing all that stuff pretty well.
Moreover, opening up cementing himself as a wicketkeeper, he added that he is inspired by Adam Gilchrist. But with the passing time, he went to idolize Sachin Tendulkar, Rashid Latif, and Zulqernain Haider.