Mohammad Rizwan Responds To Pakistan Team Critics, Saying, "We Are Not Here To Answer Anyone"

Updated - 07 Oct 2022, 05:58 PM

Mohammad Rizwan
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The Pakistani team’s star batter Mohammad Rizwan hit back at the team’s detractors by claiming that the players are not present to respond to anyone.

Rizwan also stated that the team’s management and players are concentrating on improving their areas of weakness.

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. Pic Credits: Twitter

After losing the Asia Cup final and the most recent series at home to England, the team has come under fire, with many critics downplaying their chances of winning the World Cup.

Wasim Akram recently questioned Pakistan’s batting coach Mohammed Yousuf and claimed that the team’s batters lacked sufficient versatility.

“As players and even as the team management, we’re attempting to concentrate and work on our weaknesses. Humans like us exist. Additionally, I believe we have made some improvements to them.”

Mohammad Yousuf
Mohammad Yousuf (Image Credit: Twitter)

“Playing 360 degrees is a little too much to ask for; just 180. You practise like this; if so, why not participate in the game?” Akram asked Yousuf.

We are doing our work by playing cricket: Mohammad Rizwan

Rizwan slammed the critics after helping Pakistan defeat Bangladesh in the first T20I on Friday. According to the wicketkeeper, who was quoted by Hindustan Times, the players are not held accountable to anyone and will go about performing their duties by playing cricket. According to him, the players salute the critics if they are considering the team’s best interests.

“We are not here to answer anyone. We are doing our work by playing cricket. Those who are questioning, if they are thinking about the benefit of Pakistan, we salute them. We are also positive of Pakistan, and we feel they care for the side,” said Rizwan.

Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan
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Additionally, Rizwan stated that the players are also people and that the team management and squad are currently concentrating on improving their weaknesses. He concluded by noting that their performance had improved somewhat.

“We are trying, as players and even the team management, to focus and work on our weaknesses. We are humans, too. And I think we have done some improvement on them as well,” said Mohammad Rizwan.

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