Tuesday Mar 21, 2023
Multan Sultans skipper Mohammad Rizwan on Tuesday shared a heartfelt message for all people who had supported his side during the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
The Sultans were defeated by Lahore Qalandars in the tournament final at the Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore on March 18. For the third consecutive year, the Sultans were the runners-up in the series.
Taking to Twitter, Rizwan thanked fans of his team for their all-out support during the tournament.
The Sultans skipper tweeted: "A huge shout-out to the fans all across Pakistan for the endless support to Multan Sultans throughout the league. Wherever we played, you were our pillar of strength. Congratulations to Lahore Qalandars for being well deserved champions."
Rizwan was adjudged the best batter and best wicket-keeper of PSL 8. He finished the competition with 550 runs at a strike rate of 142.85, a century and four half-centuries. He accounted for 14 batters (13 catches and one stump).
Overall, four Sultans' players bagged awards in individual categories. Rizwan and young Ihsanullah bagged two awards each, Abbas Afridi and Kieron Pollard won one award each.
PSL 8 Player of the Tournament: Ihsanullah (Multan Sultans) (22 wickets, economy rate 7.59)
PSL 8 Best Batter: Mohammad Rizwan (Multan Sultans) (550 runs, 142.5 strike-rate)
PSL 8 Best Bowler: Ihsanullah (Multan Sultans) (22 wickets, economy-rate 7.59)
PSL 8 Best Fielder: Kieron Pollard (Multan Sultans) (11 catches)
PSL 8 Best Wicketkeeper: Mohammad Rizwan (Multan Sultans) (14 dismissals)
PSL 8 Best Emerging player: Abbas Afridi (Multan Sultans) (23 wickets, economy-rate 9.45)
PSL 8 all-rounder: Imad Wasim (Karachi Kings) (404 runs and nine wickets)
PSL 8 Spirit of Cricket: Peshawar Zalmi
PSL 8 Umpire: Alex Wharf