DERBY: Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan said a few tips from cricketers helped him improve as a hitter in white-ball format.
While having a conversation with teammate Fakhar Zaman on Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s Youtube channel, Rizwan said he implemented few suggestions given to him by Ramiz Raja, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, and Mushtaq Ahmed to improve as a hitter.
“A lot of people asked me about how I improved as a hitter. See, there is a lot of work behind it and it took some time. I remember talking about it with Hafeez Bhai, Shahid Bhai, Ramiz Bhai, and Mushtaq Bhai. They shared some tips with me and I implemented some of them in nets. Now, results are in front of you and this is the only way you can improve yourself,” he shared.
Rizwan emphasized batting number which he thinks played a key role in his advancement as a prominent member of the national team. “Earlier, I used to play at number 6 or 7. At those numbers, you don’t get much time to play with an open hand. Now, as I was promoted up the order which gave me time to settle down, I have been able to perform,” he said.
To a query from Fakhar, Rizwan said supreme fitness is required to play all three formats. “It is difficult to play all three formats at the same time. Supreme fitness is required to do this and it is also the message for youngsters, if you want to play all three formats, you have to be super fit,” he concluded.