Multan Sultans have appointed Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan as their skipper for the upcoming PSL 2021. He has replaced veteran batsman Shan Masood as the captain of Multan-based franchise for the sixth-edition of the franchise-based league.
Incidentally, Multan picked Mohammad Rizwan, who was plying his trade for Karachi Kings, in the PSL 2021 draft. However, Rizwan failed to cement his berth in Karachi Kings’ playing eleven during the unsuccessful stint. Last year, he featured in only two matches and got to face just one ball although Karachi Kings went on to win the tournament.
Rizwan has been in red-hot form in international cricket and recently scored his maiden T20 hundred during the just-concluded three-match T20 series against South Africa. He will hope to keep up the good run in PSL 2021 and take Multan Sultans to the title, after bowing out from the playoffs last season.
“Mohammad Rizwan has shown exemplary leadership qualities with the Pakistan team as well as with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Domestic tournaments,” said Multan Sultans owner Alamgir Khan Tareen. “We are excited to have him lead our team for the upcoming season of the Pakistan Super League,” he added.
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Looking forward to playing my part for Multan Sultans – Mohammad Rizwan
Excited over the new development, Mohammad Rizwan is looking forward to playing his part for Multan Sultans in PSL 2021. Rizwan further added that he will aspire to get better this time and work with the senior players such as Shahid Afridi, Shan Masood, and Sohail Tanvir.
“I have understood the innovative approach the franchise applied last season and am looking forward to playing my part this year,” said Mohammad Rizwan.
The sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League will commence on February 20 with all matches being played in Karachi and Lahore. Multan Sultans will open their campaign against Lahore Qalandars on February 21.