Rizwan performed semi after two days at ICU as a result of extreme chest an infection, says crew physician

Rizwan played semi after two days at ICU due to severe chest infection, says team doctor

DUBAI: Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan top-scored with 67 in Thursday’s T20 World Cup semi-final towards Australia regardless of spending two days in a hospital intensive care unit as a result of a chest an infection, the crew physician mentioned following their five-wicket loss.

Rizwan and veteran Shoaib Malik remained uncertain for the sport as a result of fever.

“Mohammad Rizwan developed a severe chest infection on November 9th after which he was admitted to the hospital. He spent two nights in the ICU recovering,” Pakistan’s crew physician Najeeb Somroo mentioned.

“He made an incredible recovery and was deemed fit before the match. We can see his great determination and tenacity that shows his spirit of performing for the country. And we can see how he performed today.”

He added: “The decision regarding his health was made by the whole team management. This was regarding the morale of the whole team and therefore we kept it within the team.”

Rizwan’s 52-ball knock and his key partnerships together with a 72-run second-wicket stand with Fakhar Zaman, who made an unbeaten 55, helped Pakistan to 176-Four after being invited to bat first.

Captain Babar Azam, who made 39 to guide the match’s batting chart with 303 runs, praised his opening accomplice’s “exceptional” perspective.

“Definitely he’s a team man. The way he played today, it was exceptional,” mentioned Babar.

“When I saw him, he was a little bit down, but when I asked him about his health he said, no, I will play. And the way he played today he showed that he’s a team man. And I am very confident about his attitude and his performance.”

Marcus Stoinis (40) and Matthew Wade (41) placed on an unbeaten stand of 81 to energy Australia into Sunday’s ultimate towards New Zealand with 5 wickets and one over to spare.