- Multan Sultans proprietor says Mohammad Rizwan has proven exemplary management qualities with Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa groups.
- Rizwan says he has understood revolutionary method of franchise and appears ahead to enjoying his half this yr.
- Multan Sultans thanks Shan Masood for main franchise “exceptionally well” in final season.
MULTAN: With simply days to go for the beginning of the Pakistan Tremendous League’s sixth version, the league’s youngest franchise Multan Sultans introduced on Monday that the workforce will probably be led by wicketkeeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan as an alternative of opener Shan Masood.
“The Multan Sultans management is pleased to appoint Mohammad Rizwan as the Captain of the franchise for HBL PSL6,” mentioned the Sultans in an announcement launched on Twitter.
“Mohammad Rizwan has shown exemplary leadership qualities with the Pakistan team as well as with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Domestic tournaments,” mentioned franchise proprietor Alamgir Khan Tareen concerning the first-choice wicketkeeper for Pakistan .
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Tareen known as Rizwan as “one of the very best in the world” within the place he performs in at the moment.
“We are excited to have him lead our team for the upcoming season of the Pakistan Super League,” mentioned Tareen. He additionally thanked Shan Masood for main the franchise “exceptionally well” within the earlier season .
Alternatively, Rizwan mentioned that he was trying ahead to guide the Multan Sultans workforce within the upcoming season.
“I have understood the innovative approach the franchise applied last season and am looking forward to playing my part this year,” mentioned the vice captain of the nationwide Check workforce.
He added that he’ll aspire to get extra higher this time and work with the senior gamers reminiscent of Shahid Afridi, Shan Masood and Sohail Tanveer.
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The transfer is shocking because the franchise took again the captaincy from Masood, though the workforce had made it to the play offs over the past season and had been desk toppers within the league stage.
The 28-year-old had moved from Karachi Kings to Multan Sultans this season. At Karachi, underneath Imad Wasim’s management, Rizwan was by no means thought of as first selection within the enjoying XI as wicket keeper.
The PSL will begin in Karachi from February 20 and Sultans will kick off their marketing campaign for the sixth version the very subsequent in opposition to Islamabad United.