Simon Doull Slams Mohd Rizwan For His Slow Batting Against Lahore Qalandars In PSL
Simon Doull, the former Kiwi cricketer, has been making headlines for quite some time now as he attracted the wrath of fans of Babar Azam after the former accused the latter of keeping personal achievements ahead of the team’s goals during the ongoing Pakistan Super League. Recently, Simon Doull once again attracted the attention of social media users when he slammed Mohammad Rizwan for his slow batting during the qualifier match which was played against Lahore Qalandars.
The match was played on 15 March 2023 at Gaddafi Stadium and after winning the toss, Multan Sultans decided to bat first but their openers Usman Khan (29 runs, 28 balls, 4 fours) and Mohammad Rizwan (33 runs, 29 balls, 3 fours) batted very slowly and Simon Doull just ripped apart the Pakistani opener during the commentary.
Simon Doull said, “33 off 29 and he’s out in the 14th over, It’s just not acceptable. He didn’t hit a boundary in 10 overs. The third over was his last boundary. You’ve got to take more risks than that.”
Soon the Pakistani cricket fans started reacting on Twitter; here are some selected reactions:
Simon Doull has an opinion about Mohammad Rizwan's batting too. #HBLPSL8pic.twitter.com/wSw7qmLqiJ
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) March 15, 2023
He speaking factssss
— Goutham T Girish (@GouthamTg) March 16, 2023
He jumped the gun by giving final verdict on Rizwan’s inning. The fact is pitch wasn’t easy at all to bat on specially for aerial shots. Qalandar’s innings proved how tough it was to hit through the line or hit big aerial shots; bowled out at 76. 7 players caught in the field.
— umer hadeed (@Had33d) March 16, 2023
Simon Doull is correct playing till 13 overs and then scoring 29 ball 33 is really unacceptable. He is right
— Ashish Bindroo (@BindrooAshish) March 15, 2023
He is absoultly right. DONR try to make fun of him.
— abdulrehman ch (@abdulrehman4182) March 16, 2023
Ab to bahar k log me bol rhaay haaai mam lo bhaaai runs k liye hi khela jaraha …..
— سید محمد شاہ زیب (@sheezy89) March 15, 2023
Haha balancing thẻ equation now.
— Adnan Hassan (@itxAdnann) March 15, 2023
Pitch b to dkho simon
— Umar Chodhary (@jzx_drift) March 16, 2023
He can keep his biased opinions to himself. Must be feeling embarrassed after seeing how LQ is batting on this pitch. As if, it was easy to hit sixes on this pitch.
— Maverick (@maverickkhan19) March 15, 2023
Selfish player Rizwan
— Himanshu🇮🇳 (@proudindian7197) March 15, 2023
He can take his comment back when he ll see the end result. Rizwan has made much bigger name than Simon Doull in his limited career. He read the pitch condition well and knew what total would be good to defend
— Atif Subhani (@AtifSubhani) March 15, 2023
As far as the match is concerned, Multan Sultans managed to score 160 /5 in their stipulated 20 overs with the help of fiery knock of Kieron Pollard (57 runs, 34 balls, 1 fours and 6 sixes).
In response, Lahore Qalandars couldn’t even touch the three digit mark as the whole team got wrapped up at the score of 76 runs. The highest scorer for Lahore Qalandars was Sam Billings who scored 19 runs in 27 balls and today Lahore Qalandars is clashing against Peshawar Zalmi for the berth in finals against Multan Sultans.
Do you agree with Simon Doull?