Pakistan Team Needs Overhaul: Mohammad Rizwan Speaks Out After Disappointing T20 World Cup Performance


After Pakistan's crushing defeat in the T20 World Cup 2024, Mohammad Rizwan addressed the media for the first time and said many surprising things. He even said that criticism of the Pakistani team is necessary and it also requires an operation.

What did Rizwan say? (PC-AFP)

On one hand, Team India won the T20 World Cup, while on the other hand, the Pakistani team was eliminated in the first round itself. The Pakistani team also lost the match to America and had to bear the brunt of it by being eliminated. After this shameful defeat of Pakistan, its wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan has given a big statement in Peshawar. Rizwan said that the criticism that the Pakistani team is facing is justified. The Pakistani team did not perform well, that is why they are being criticized. Rizwan said that those who cannot tolerate criticism can never succeed.

Operation is necessary…

When Mohammad Rizwan was asked about the team's operation, he said, 'Operation is a common thing. When a person falls ill, operation becomes necessary. The PCB chief is a hardworking person. It is the chairman's right to decide who will be in the team and who will not.' In a subtle way, Rizwan also accepted that the Pakistani team is ill and that is why he is talking about the operation.

There are many reasons for the defeat- Rizwan

Rizwan said that there are many reasons for the defeat of the Pakistani team in the T20 World Cup. According to him, it is not right to blame only bowling and batting. However, Mohammad Rizwan himself failed miserably in the T20 World Cup. He could score only 110 runs in the tournament and his strike rate was only 90.9. Now it remains to be seen whether Mohammad Rizwan remains in the Pakistani team or not.

By the way, after the crushing defeat in the T20 World Cup, Babar Azam's captaincy was also being said to be in danger. However, now there are reports that he will remain the captain of the team till the Champions Trophy 2025. There are reports that many players are not happy with Babar Azam being made the captain again. The team is divided into many factions.