Wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan has been appointed as the captain of the franchise Multan Sultans. The franchise announced the news on Monday ahead of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Mohammad Rizwan is also the vice-captain of the Pakistan Test team and also the first-choice wicketkeeper of the side. He replaced Shan Masood to take up the captaincy of the Sultans. Masood was appointed as the captain of the team in the last season.
“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 like Shahid Khan Afridi, Shan Masood and Sohail Tanveer to look up to,” Mohammad Rizwan said in the official statement released by the Multan Sultans.
“Mohammad Rizwan has shown exemplary leadership qualities with the Pakistani 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 last season and for instilling a winning mentality within the team,” Multan Sultans team Owner Alamgir Khan Tareen commented on Rizwan’s appointment.