Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan Scripted History During Semifinal Against Australia

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Pakistan’s star batsman Mohammad Rizwan has been making a lot of news, lately, however for all the great reasons. The star opener is currently in a red-hot form in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 and he continues with his purple patch as he scripted history tonight in the semi-final match against Australia.

2021 has been a sensational year for Rizwan as he turned out to be the hero with the bat for his side, consistently. Having batted in the middle-order for the major part of his career, Rizwan was asked to open in T20I last year and that decision changed everything. Rizwan has turned out to be an absolute asset for the Pakistan cricket team.

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Mohammad Rizwan once again turned out to be the hero with the bat for his side as Pakistan locked horns with Australia in the ongoing semi-final clash. The wicketkeeper-batter put up a stellar show with the bat as he played a stunning knock of 67 off just 52 deliveries. During his sensational knock, Mohammad Rizwan also became the first batsman ever to score 1000 T20I runs in a calendar year.

Yes, you read that right. Rizwan achieved this special feat after he reached the 35-run mark. Riding on his stunning knock, the Pakistan cricket team posted a target of 176 for four against Australia.

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However, not many are aware of the fact that the sensational opener was in hospital yesterday and was suffering from a high fever but today, not just he turn out for the match but also played an explosive knock for his team.

“Rizwan was in hospital a night ago, suffering from a bronchitis condition, but he is a warrior, a quiet start to tonight’s campaign, but he has great courage, so has Babar, fantastic to see them combine so well,” said Pakistan batting coach and former Australia opener Matthew Hayden.