Mohammad Rizwan, the captain of Multan Sultans, has stated that he prioritizes the demands of his team over personal criticism. In an interview with Cricket Pakistan, Rizwan spoke about his experience playing in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
He revealed that his coach had instructed him not to give away his wicket in the first two overs in Dhaka, even if that meant scoring only a few runs.
Rizwan also talked about the role of anchoring the innings, which he described as challenging, as players are often criticized for playing slowly in T20 cricket. However, he emphasized that team requirements are more important to him than what the critics say.
He also discussed the same issue in the Pakistan cricket team, stating that the team has the potential to score 200 runs if they get a good batting track.
Rizwan highlighted the importance of strong communication and trust in building a successful cricket team, and spoke about his 150-plus partnerships with Babar Azam, which allowed them to accelerate the scoring. He stressed that the team assesses the pitch and conditions before deciding on their batting strategy.
Overall, Rizwan emphasized that his priorities lie with the needs of his team, and that he is willing to make sacrifices and face criticism in order to help his team succeed.