Mohammad Rizwan is as good as Babar Azam: Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan's wicket keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan was one of the most formidable players in world cricket last year. Rizwan is the leading run scorer in the T20 format in the calendar year and has also shown outstanding performance in the test format. He has seen a meteoric rise since being promoted to the Order in T20 cricket and has broken several international records since his promotion.

Pakistan's former head coach Misbah-ul-Haq praised Mohammad Rizwan's performance and said his contribution to the Men in Green was comparable to that of Pakistani captain Babar Azam. Misbah said Rizwan's accomplishments were just as important as Babar's, but he still has a long way to go to prove himself a top batter in all three formats. Misbah said that Babar has already established himself as one of the best thugs in world cricket, while Rizwan is relatively new to the international arena.

He added that Rizwan was great in the game's shortest format, but he has yet to prove his courage in the longer formats. He added that Rizwan has all the tools to become one of the best batter in the world and praised his determination to improve his game every day.

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The former captain said he knew Rizwan's qualities and that his ability to play fast and turn well was the reason for his promotion as an opening player. He added that the order promotion for Rizwan has been beneficial to the entire team as it has allowed management to play an even squad. Misbah added that whenever a wicket keeper is an excellent batter, it offers the opportunity to be flexible with team selection, and this is exactly what has happened to Pakistan since Rizwan was promoted to the Order.

Misbah said that Rizwan is a fighter and that his discipline and fighting spirit have worked for him lately.