Muhammad Rizwan – the wicket-keeper batsman of the national team – has been appointed as the T20 team’s vice-captain by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today (Monday, January 8).
According to the details, the news has been announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board in a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter. The PCB wrote in its post, “@iMRizwanPak has been appointed vice-captain of Pakistan’s T20I team.”
Muhammad Rizwan will be replacing Shadab Khan for the vice-captain post in the team and will take the reign as a deputy to captain Shaheen Shah Afridi in the team for cricket’s shortest format.
It should be mentioned that Rizwan was recently given preference by former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi over left-arm fast Shaheen for the T20 team’s captaincy, a statement that caused a lot of controversy. During a speech in Australia, Afridi praised the wicketkeeper-battler and said that he should head the T20 team rather than his son-in-law Shaheen.
Shahid Afridi said: “I admire Rizwan’s hard work and focus level. His best quality, which I like most, is only focusing on his game and paying no heed to who doing what and what is not. He is a fighter! I want to see him as the T20 captain but mistakenly, Shaheen became the skipper.