I would never show or express my willingness for captaincy: Mohammad Rizwan

I would never show or express my willingness for captaincy: Mohammad Rizwan

Rizwan added that Babar Azam is an excellent skipper.

Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP) (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

Wicketkeeper-batsman of Pakistan Mohammad Rizwan was recently in much limelight after he led his franchise Multan Sultans to win their maiden PSL title. Right after he clinched the successful feat, there have been many suggestions to give him full-time captaincy post-Babar Azam’s stint. However, Rizwan opened in the recent turn of events and added that he will not ever express the desire to take up the captaincy.

Rizwan added that if the responsibility will be given to him, he would do his maximum efforts to justify the role. But, he would never ask for it willingly as he has full support for Azam’s leadership. He also added that Pakistan’s ace batsman Babar Azam is an excellent captain and he has been able to take several tough calls during crucial moments.

Babar Azam is an excellent captain: Mohammad Rizwan

“As a strong believer, I can only say that I would never show or express my willingness for captaincy. However, whenever I would be offered captaincy, I would accept it and make my best efforts to justify it. I am vice-captain for the longer format and know well that Babar Azam is an excellent captain. He has taken some tough decisions at crucial times during the last few series. I am fully backing Babar as a captain and would continue to do so,” said Rizwan while answering a question in a virtual press conference, as quoted by The News.

Rizwan opens up on the middle-order batting woes of Pakistan

Rizwan also went on to discuss the middle-order batting woes of Pakistan. Even after enjoying success against South Africa and Zimbabwe, the 29-year-old added that these issues need to be resolved soon. Pakistan will be up against England next, in a limited-overs series commencing July 8.

“We definitely have problems when it comes to middle-order batting. But I think with the inclusion of some of the players including Sohaib Maqsood who usually plays lower down the order, things would become much better from Pakistan’s perspective. Our coaches have done enough homework to fill that vacuum,” concluded Rizwan.