“We Listed Mohammad Rizwan’s Particular person Performances, However Did We Win The Asia Cup?”- Sikandar Bakht Questions Pakistan’s Intent With Bat

Mohammad Rizwan. PC- AFP-Getty

Former Pakistan pacer Sikandar Bakht slammed the nationwide workforce’s batters and cited the instance of how Mohammad Rizwan’s particular person batting document didn’t win the Males in Inexperienced the Asia Cup 2022 and such batting won’t assist Pakistan win the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.

Bakht’s assertion got here after Pakistan defeated Bangladesh within the opening match of the T20I tri-series being performed in New Zealand. Mohammad Rizwan posted an unbeaten 78 from 50 balls to assist Pakistan to a 21-run win in Christchurch. Pakistan misplaced the toss and posted 167-5 after being despatched in to bat, with Rizwan sharing a 52-run opening stand with skipper Babar Azam (22).

He then placed on 42 for the second wicket with Shan Masood (31 from 22 deliveries) to arrange Pakistan’s innings. Taskin Ahmed of Bangladesh picked 2/25.

Nurul Hasan and Babar Azam. PC- BCB
Nurul Hasan and Babar Azam. PC- BCB

Individuals Will Criticize Me Saying That Rizwan Broke The Report, However Did We Win?: Sikandar Bakht

Mohammad Rizwan, who’s the no.1 ranked batter within the ICC T20I rankings, batted by way of the 20 overs and hit seven boundaries and two sixes in his twenty first T20 worldwide half-century. He was additionally named the Participant of the Match.

Although Rizwan bought the Participant of the Match award, former Pakistani cricketer Sikandar Bakht slammed him for not displaying intent regardless of taking part in all 20 overs and criticized the keeper-batter for his poor strike fee.

Shan MAsood. PC- Getty
Shan MAsood. PC- Getty

“He (Shan Masood) confirmed intent. He tried. He got here within the seventh over; at the moment, Rizwan was batting on 28. Shan was dismissed within the twelfth over and inside 5 overs, he took his particular person rating to 31. Rizwan, on the similar time, was batting on 38. Shan’s intent was excellent, and everybody ought to have the identical intent,” Bakht stated on Geo Tremendous.

Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan. PC- AFP-Getty
Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan. PC- AFP-Getty

“We listed Rizwan’s particular person performances, however did we win the Asia Cup? Individuals will criticize me saying that Rizwan broke the document, however did we win? If we win the tri-series, will we be favorites to win the World Cup?” stated the previous Pakistan star.

Bakht additionally had a warning for the Pakistan aspect, saying: “If we bat like this, we are able to’t compete in opposition to massive groups.”

Bangladesh in response might handle 146/8 with Liton Das making 35, and Yasir Ali smoking 42* in 21 balls. Mohammad Wasim picked 3/24, whereas Mohammad Nawaz took 2 wickets. Haris Rauf gave away 20 runs within the final over.

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