'Isne toh fact thook diya' - Fans react as Simon Doull blasts on Mohammad Rizwan for his slow strike rate during PSL match

Simon Doull has been in the limelight in the Pakistan Super League 2023 for his explosive and honest commentary.

Rohit Kumar
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Simon Doull and Mohammad Rizwan (Source - Twitter)

Simon Doull and Mohammad Rizwan (Source - Twitter)

Former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull was recently in the headlines for lashing out at Babar Azam as he put his personal milestones ahead of the team’s goal. And now, he has blasted Babar’s opening partner in the national team, Mohammad Rizwan for his slow strike rate in the qualifier match in Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Rizwan is leading Multan Sultans in the tournament and they clashed against Lahore Qalandars in the qualifier at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Wednesday, March 15. Opting to bat first Rizwan and Usman Khan started very slowly. Usman departed in the 8th over after scoring 28 runs from 28 balls while Rizwan continued to play but couldn’t switch the gears and eventually got out in the 14th over for just 33 runs and Doull took no time to rip apart his innings.

“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.” Doull said during the PSL commentary.

Brilliant bowling performance by Multan Sultans

However, former West Indies captain Kieron Pollard showed he still has a couple of years left at this level with a seamless switching of gears. The three sixes he hit to Shaheen Shah Afridi were the highlight as Pollard scored 57 runs off just 34 deliveries which included a  four and 6 maximums. Due to this, the Sultans achieved a fighting total of 160 runs after losing 5 wickets in 20 overs. Haris Rauf took the most wickets for Lahore as he dismissed 3 batters.

In the second innings, Sheldon Cottrell got the ball to swing and took two wickets early on and Anwar Ali got through Fakhar Zaman's defenses to leave Lahore reeling. And after that, it was just a procession. The only interesting bits of action in the later half was the verbal jousts between Ihsanullah and Rauf. Lahore defeated the Sultans by a huge margin of 84 runs to qualify for the PSL final for the 3rd time.

Here’s how fans reacted:

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