Mohammad Rizwan’s method is defended by the Pakistani coach by stating that “anyone can give opinions from outside.”
Asian Cup: The Babar Azam-led team struggled at times. However, wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan’s laborious 55 runs off 49 balls stunned both cricket fans and commentators to the core.
When Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 23 runs in the 2022 Asia Cup final at Dubai International Stadium on Sunday, Pakistan’s supporters were disappointed down. Pakistan was bowled out at 147 while needing 171 runs to win their third Asia Cup trophy. Although the Babar Azam-led team had its struggles throughout the game, wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan’s lethargic 55 runs off 49 balls severely disappointed both cricket analysts and spectators. From a section of social media, the batter received a lot of criticism. On the plus side, though, Pakistan’s head coach Saqlain Mushtaq defended him by asserting that nobody outside of a dressing room is privy to what goes on within.
Saqlain Mushtaq stated during a press conference following the game, “It is their thinking. People who are sitting outside tend to observe things from a distance before making comments, I always say. When the results are announced, they review the scorecard before providing their remarks. People on the outside are unaware of what is happening in the locker room, in the players’ brains, or in the situations that players are in.
He stated, “I have also worked as a broadcaster sitting outside, it is easy to give comments. From the outside, anyone may make comments. You would be aware of what was happening once you entered the dressing room.
From a position when Sri Lanka’s chances of reaching even 150 seemed remote. Bhanuka Rajapaksa led Sri Lanka to 170/6 with an outstanding effort of 71* from 45 deliveries. He had a lot of assistance from Wanindu Hasaranga, who hit 36 off 21 deliveries.
After that, Pramod Madushan swiftly terrified Pakistan by taking two wickets in two deliveries. Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed had a strong 71-run partnership. However, the pressure was growing and their score rate was inadequate.
However, Madushan broke the stand and took his third wicket after Rizwan had reached a half-century. And after that, everything revolved around Sri Lanka. Rizwan, Asif Ali, and Khushdil Shah were all expelled at the same time to terminate Pakistan’s chances.