Ramiz Raja believes Multan Sultans captain, Mohammad Rizwan, has the potential to lead Pakistan in the future. The wicketkeeper-batsman led Multan Sultans to victory over Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL 2021 final in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Batting first, the Sultans posted a massive 206 for 4 before restricting Peshawar to only 159/9. In a video posted on his YouTube channel, the former Pakistan skipper heaped praise on Rizwan, saying that the latter has the potential to lead the National team.
The 57-year-old added that the Multan Sultans were a very impressive side who had all the bases covered. He feels Peshawar Zalmi conceded too many runs, and it was never going to be easy chasing a 200-plus score in a final.
“He (Mohammad Rizwan) is a simple man but does a great job as a leader and he has the potential to lead Pakistan in the future. Combination-wise, Multan Sultans were a very strong side. Their bowling and batting was very good and their captain was the biggest plus,” said Ramiz Raja.
“Peshawar Zalmi conceded too many runs bowling first. It was never going to be easy chasing over 200 in a final. The only way Peshawar Zalmi could have chased down 200-plus was if (Hazratullah) Zazai had batted well. But, he failed and Peshawar Zalmi fell way short in the end,” he added.
Chasing a total of 207, Peshawar Zalmi lost in-form batsman Hazratullah Zazai for just six. Though Shoaib Malik did chip-in with a 28-ball 48, they fell way short of the target as Multan Sultans were crowned champions for the first time.