After Pakistan’s stunning 10-wicket win over England, Mohammad Rizwan has come out with a statement in which he is seen saying that personally he does not personally consider Saqlain Mushtaq as his head coach. Along with Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan was also an important contributor to the dusting of England in the second ODI. Batting first, the English team had set a target of 200 runs in front of the hosts, this score was achieved by Pakistan with 3 balls to spare. Babar Azam played an unbeaten innings of 110 runs in 66 balls with the help of 11 fours and 5 sixes. On the other hand, Mohammad Rizwan scored 88 runs in 51 balls with the help of 5 fours and 4 sixes.
Pakistan Cricket has posted a video of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan on their official Twitter account in which they are seen talking about their strategy during the match and many other issues. It was during this time that Rizwan made this statement.
Rizwan said, ‘I do not consider personal Saqlain bhai as my head coach, he is like Walid (father) for our team. He is like a brother to the captain, due to which our team is attached.
Chasing the target, the pair of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan became the first opening pair to score 200 runs. Talking about their wonderful partnership, Rizwan said, “We have so much trust in each other that somewhere we even blindly trust each other. If I feel I have to go (to play big shots) then I go. Like see in this innings, in the beginning I was playing attacking, but later it changed gears and crossed everything.
Babar Azam said, ‘We go according to the situation and think of forming partnerships. We think to set a stage for your middle order to make it easier for them. In the first 10 overs, we plan to score 80-90 runs. After that we plan according to the over and decide in which over to take the risk.