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Rizwan says winning games is more important than high strike-rate



ছবি : Mohammad Rizwan

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Mohammad Rizwan, who is currently playing for Comilla Victorians in the Bangldesh Premier League (BPL), stated that the role he plays with the bat up front is difficult, but he knows exactly what Pakistan or the franchises he plays for expect from him.

Rizwan has been one of the most prolific T20 batters in terms of runs scored. However, his style of play, particularly in the early innings, has drawn a lot of criticism because he takes time accelerate.

The Pakistan opener has hit a couple of decent knocks so far in the tournament, but both came at a low strike rate, and the other batters batted around him.

"It is a very difficult role. Sometimes it looks very embarrassing but I know what I do. Because what the team requires from me I will do the things. Because my coach, my skipper, my owners, and my whole team at Comilla are happy with my performance and everyone's performance who can anchor for everywhere,” Rizwan said ahead of the second dhaka phase.

“Same in Pakistan and everywhere, whenever someone comes and hires you they have demands from you and your team would have demand from you, You can always assess the conditions and discuss this kind of things and I will always want to do the things," he said.

Rizwan went on to say that winning games is more important than what people want to see, such as quick-fire knocks.

"Sometimes it is embarrassing because in T20 he loves sixes and 35 or 40 ball 70 runs. But for me it is important that we can win the match and how can I put myself in the winning track for the team," he added.

Rizwan begins the innings with Litton Das, who has been the best batter of Bangladesh for a while now. The Pakistani batter trying to make a bond with the Tiger ‘superstar’.

"Everyone knows Litton is the superstar of Bangladesh. For the last couple of years he has been performing well and he is in now form and Alhamdulillah me and Litton are trying to communicate the things although it is a short time. We are trying to make things easier for others as well."