T20 World Cup: ‘Hero’ Rizwan wins reward after his picture from ICU goes viral

T20 World Cup: ‘Hero’ Rizwan wins reward after his picture from ICU goes viral

Former Pakistan quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar says Mohammad Rizwan is a “hero”, reveals “massive respect” for him

By Web Desk

November 12, 2021

Mohammad Rizwan in ICU. Photo Twitter.
Mohammad Rizwan in ICU. Photo Twitter.

The image of Mohammad Rizwan receiving therapy in an intensive care unit of a hospital has gone viral, melting the hearts of Pakistani cricket followers and former cricketers alike. 

The Pakistani batter top-scored with 67 in Thursday’s T20 World Cup semi-final in opposition to Australia regardless of spending two days in a hospital as a consequence of a chest an infection, the staff physician confirmed following their five-wicket loss to the Aussies.

Taking to Twitter, legendary quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar lauded the cricketer for his dedication and dedication to the nation.

“Can you imagine this guy played for his country today and gave his best. He was in the hospital last two days,” he mentioned.

“Massive respect Mohammad Rizwan.”

Rizwan and veteran Shoaib Malik remained uncertain for the sport as a consequence 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 staff physician Najeeb Somroo had 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 had 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 steer the match’s batting chart with 303 runs, praised his opening accomplice’s “exceptional” angle.

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

“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 last in opposition to New Zealand with 5 wickets and one over to spare.