Nothing but respect, Pakistan player on his healthy competition with Sarfaraz Ahmed

Mohammad Rizwan said he has nothing but respect for Sarfaraz Ahmed when talking about their healthy competition

Mohammad Rizwan: “It’s a team game, it’s healthy competition between Sarfaraz and I but we have a lot of respect and admiration for each other”

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Mohammad Rizwan has said he has nothing but respect for fellow Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed.

Sarfaraz used to be Pakistan’s captain and go-to wicketkeeper-batsman before Rizwan overtook him.

However, Rizwan made it clear that while there is healthy competition between them, there is no bad blood or rift that has formed.

“When I went back to the pavilion after the innings ended and I had scored a century, Sarfaraz Ahmed hugged me. It’s a team game, it’s healthy competition between Sarfaraz and I but we have a lot of respect and admiration for each other,” Rizwan was quoted as saying by Saj Sadiq on Twitter.

Rizwan has been in superb form lately as he scored 128 runs in the three-match T20 series against New Zealand, which included a top score of 89, at an average of 42.66.

In the two-Test series that followed, he made 202 runs, which included three half-centuries, at an average of 50.50.

Rizwan maintained his form in the two-Test series against South Africa as he accumulated 166 runs, which included a career-best knock of 115 not out, at an average of 83.

He also finished as the highest run-scorer in the three-match T20 series against the Proteas with 197 runs, which included a career-best knock of 104 not out and a fifty, at an average of 98.50 and a strike-rate of 145.92.

Sarfaraz, meanwhile, last played for Pakistan in September 2020.

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