Karachi: Multan Sultans have appointed wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan as the captain for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six.
The 28-year-old Rizwan will replace Shan Masood, who led Sultans in PSL 5. Rizwan is currently Pakistan’s first choice as wicketkeeper batter and is also the vice-captain of the National Test team.
Team owner Alamgir Tareen in a press release issued by the franchise 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 PSL. We are grateful to Shan Masood for leading the franchise exceptionally well last season and for instilling a winning mentality within the team,” he added.
Rizwan on the other end is confident of leading the side. “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 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,” he added.
Sultans will play their opening fixture against Islamabad United on February 21 at National Stadium, Karachi.