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Mohammad Rizwan reacts after leading Sultans to HBL PSL 6 glory

Multan defeated Peshawar by 47 runs in the final

Mohammad Rizwan reacts after leading Sultans to HBL PSL 6 glory PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Multan Sultans’ captain Mohammad Rizwan has opened up after leading his side to the maiden HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) title, during the sixth season’s final against Peshawar Zalmi.

Speaking after his side’s 47-run win in Abu Dhabi, Rizwan said that the win resulted after a combined effort from the players and management.

“Credit to god, who took us from bottom to the top tonight. Credit to our managers as well, who’ve made it so comfortable for us during this second leg. Finals are pressure games — you can’t avoid that in the final,” said Rizwan.

“We discussed that and brought it down to two things — it would either be pressure of batting first or batting second. So it began like that, the pressure of playing out the new ball, and then we took it from there. When you go for the win, you need to ignore the noise. With Maqsood we felt he wasn’t getting enough of a hit and then we decided to push him up and it’s paid off. And our bowlers have been fantastic throughout,” he added.

Meanwhile, losing captain, Wahab Riaz, was proud of what his team achieved during the event and avoided any blame game.

“Playing a final is a big deal. The way we’ve played throughout this tournament, have to credit my team. But we didn’t play well today, they played much better than us. I think the decision to bowl first was fine — we've been saying from the start that we leak runs in the back end, and that’s why we bowled,” said Riaz.

“But our collective efforts of our team have been great, particularly rushing back here for the second leg. Whether we’ve won or lost, we’ve done it as a team. No blame games. We've seen some good young bowlers in this tournament — guys like Dahani, Imran — should be given a lot of domestic experience so they get much better under pressure in the next few years,” he concluded.