Multan Sultans have appointed Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan as the captain of the franchise for the upcoming sixth edition of the Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL).
The wicketkeeper-batsman will replace opener Shan Masood who led the franchise in the fifth edition of the tournament. The decision was announced through a statement published by the Multan Sultans franchise on their social media accounts on Monday.
“The Multan Sultans management is pleased to appoint Mohammad Rizwan as the captain of the franchise for the HBL PSL 6. The wicketkeeper-batsman is presently the first-choice wicketkeeper for Pakistan and is also the vice-captain of the National Test team,” the statement announced.
The owner of the Multan Sultans franchise Alamgir Khan, in a quote, claimed that Rizwan was currently the best in the world at his position.
“Mohammad Rizwan has shown exemplary leadership qualities with the Pakistan team as well as with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the domestic tournaments. He is presently on 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 last season and for instilling a winning mentality within the team,” the statement quoted Alamgir.
Mohammad Hafeez also took to twitter to congratulate fellow batsman on being appointed as Multan Sultans Captain.
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) February 15, 2021
Rizwan vowed to repay the trust of the management with positive results on the field after the announcement.
“I look 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 HBL PSL 5 and we will aspire to go even better this time around especially with senior Pakistani players such as Shahid Afridi, Shan Masood and Sohail Tanveer to look up to.
I am grateful to the owner Mr. Alamgir Khan and the Head Coach, Andy Flower, for this opportunity and shall, InshaAllah, repay the franchise for the trust that they’ve shown in me with positive results on the field,” the statement quoted Rizwan.