Srinagar, Aug 30: Impressed with his wicketkeeping, batting and skills to communicate with bowlers, former Pakistan wicketkeeper and skipper Rashid Latif has said that Mohammad Rizwan has got all the requirements to be future Pakistan cricket team captain.
Mohammad Rizwan was seen effectively running the show in the rain-marred opening T20I against England. The way he communicated with bowlers and set the field, splendid second-time catch of Moeen Ali and a neat stumping were widely noticed as he added to his stellar work done in the Test series.
“Rizwan was outstanding behind the stumps. If we are looking for a future captain then Rizwan has the ability. He has lead Pakistan-A team as well. If the team management are playing him in every format, then they might be thinking of him as an option to lead, if something happens in future,” Latif said in his YouTube show Caught Behind.
“His communication with bowlers is excellent. Wicketkeeping job isn’t limited to batting and keeping. A wicketkeeper has to run the team as well. He was running 50 percent of the match, ” Latif said.
“When Shadab got hit for a six, then Rizwan went to him and had a chat with him. Similarly, he was also placing fields because at certain point when Babar was at mid-wicket, he didn’t have an idea about the gaps, so Rizwan highlighted them.”
“Rizwan has the captaincy bug,” he added.
“If Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez can play, then Sarfaraz can play as well. The chapter of Sarfaraz isn’t closed yet. Many players get dropped and make a comeback. So he should be tried in at least one format,” he said.