It is the dream of every child who holds the bat in childhood to play for his country and give his life to make the team win. Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan has presented a similar example. Rizwan, who was hospitalized before the night of the semi-final match, put his health aside when the Pakistan team needed him the most. Rizwan, who reached the hospital due to lung infection, came on the field wearing the country’s jersey as if nothing had happened to him. This partner of Babar Azam washed the Kangaroo bowlers fiercely in the semi-final match and also played a brilliant innings of 67 runs. However, the team’s dream of reaching the final could not come true due to the disappointing performance of the bowlers.
Matthew Hayden says that Muhammad Rizwan was in hospital last night.
But he played for Pakistan and fight for Pakistan.
May Allah grant victory to Pakistan in today’s match.
May Allah honor this flag all over the world.
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— Waqas Akhter (@waqasakhter077) November 11, 2021
Disclosing this, Matthew Hayden, the batting coach of the Pakistan team, said, ‘Mohammed Rizwan was in the hospital the night before this match due to a lung infection. He is a warrior. His performance has been phenomenal throughout this tournament and he has a lot of courage. Rizwan did not let anyone on the field even for a moment feel that he had entered the field after fighting such a big fight. Nor was there any deficiency in his game. Rizwan along with captain Babar Azam gave the team a great start in the semi-final match and shared a partnership of 71 runs for the first wicket. Rizwan played a powerful innings of 67 runs in 52 balls, due to which the team was able to reach the total of 176 in 20 overs.
Mohammad Rizwan scored 281 runs in 6 matches of the World Cup played on UAE and Oman soil at an impressive average of 70.25 and strike rate of 127.73. The wicketkeeper-batsman played full support of his captain Babar Azam in Pakistan’s 10-wicket victory against India. Australia needed 22 runs in the last two overs to win, but Matthew Wade batted explosively and ended the match by hitting three consecutive sixes in the 19th over of Shaheen Afridi. Australia were at one point struggling after losing five wickets for 96 runs, but then a stormy 81-run partnership between Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade snatched victory from Pakistan. Stoinis was the hero of the team’s victory by hitting 40 runs in 31 balls and 41 runs in just 17 balls. David Warner also played an important innings of 49 runs in 30 balls in the top order.