Multan Sultans appoint Rizwan as captain for PSL6
The wicketkeeper-batsman is presently the first-choice wicketkeeper for Pakistan and is also the vice-captain of the National Test team.
He replaces Shan Masood at the helm of Sultans. Shan has also been dropped from the national team over his persistent bad performances. Rizwan was named man of the series for South Africa Tests and T20s.
Owner of Multan Sultans Alamgir Khan Tareen said: “Mohammad Rizwan has shown exemplary leadership qualities with the Pakistan team as well as with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Domestic tournaments. He is presently one of the very best in the world in his position and we are excited to have him lead our team for the upcoming season of the Pakistan Super League. We are grateful to Shan Masood for leading the franchise exceptionally well lost season and for instilling a winning mentality within the team.-
Rizwan said he looks forward to leading the Multan Sultans team for the upcoming season.
“I have understood the innovative approach the franchise applied last season and am looking forward to playing my part this year. Multan Sultans had a successful PSL 5 and we will aspire to go even better this time around especially with senior Pakistani players like Shahid Khan Afridi, Shan Masood and Sohail Tanveer to look up to. I am grateful to the owner Mr. Alomgir Khan Tareen and the Head Coach, Andy Flower, for this opportunity.”