Pakistan's wicketkeeping batter Mohammad Rizwan has ended his Asia Cup 2022 regime as the top run-scorer, amassing 281 runs. On the one hand, where it is considered a milestone, a large group of people on social media has targeted his strike rate of 117.57.
T20, a format in which an opener is required to play a smokey inning, giving a solid start, Rizwan was witnessed easy going near maintaining an SR nearby 100 each time. The batter is dragged in hot waters on not following an aggressive approach. In an all-important final clash versus Sri Lanka, the batter registered a 49-ball 55, which put a big title of 'responsible' for the loss on him.
After skipper Babar Azam's failure to score runs throughout the contest, Rizwan's slow approach is something heavily criticized by the critics. Not only the fans but former cricketers Inzamam ul Haq and Shoaib Akhtar have also credited the batter responsible for the loss.
While responding to all hateful comments against Rizwan, head coach Saqlain Mushtaq says a person watching the match from outside and commenting on it never knows the insights. He says only a person working with a specific player knows how things work in actual.
“Unki soch hai. Jo bahir log baithe hote hai na wo bahir se cheezon ko dekhte hai aur uske upar baat kar dete hai (It's their thinking, people observe things from outside and pass their remarks on it),”
“It’s not their mistake. They saw the result and scorecard and made their comments. They have no idea about what is happening inside the dressing room, what the players feel about their confidence and the injuries they are carrying. I have worked as an expert for three years. So I know how things work. Once they work closely with the cricketers from inside, only then will they get to know about the team bonding, the environment,”