Rawalpindi: The dressing room of the Pakistan men’s team went crazy after wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan scored his maiden Test hundred in his 13th Test match.
The 28-year-old led Pakistan to a formidable 298 in the second innings against South Africa in second Test at Pindi Cricket Stadium after they were struggling at 63/4, He remained unbeaten at 115 off 204 balls which included 14 fours.
Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, batting coach Younis Khan and assistant coach Shahid Aslam were seen hugging each other while captain Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Azhar Ali were screaming in the balcony on what has been one of the tremendous knocks in recent times.
Reaction from the dressing room!
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) February 7, 2021
Meanwhile, the cricket fraternity also appreciated Rizwan as he became the seventh Pakistani wicket-keeper batsman to achieve this landmark in Test cricket.
Rizwan in Test Cricket:
Pak – 5/94 – scored 95 vs Aus in Aus
Pak – 5/120 – scored 72 vs Eng in Eng
Pak – 5/75 – scored 53 vs Eng in Eng
Pak – 5/52 – scored 71 vs Nz in Nz
Pak – 4/74 – scored 60 vs Nz in NZ
Pak – 4/83 – scored 61 vs NZ in NZ
Pak – 4/63 – scored 115* vs SA in PAK pic.twitter.com/2aUz7bXPtu
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 7, 2021
Rizwan has been amazing. Delightful to see how Yasir Shah & Nauman Ali have batted rallying around Rizwan. That’s the spirit. This is what we need to take off shore too. We need one express fast bowler & a pair of reliable openers. We seriously need to build our Test team.
— Dr. Nauman Niaz (@DrNaumanNiaz) February 7, 2021
Mohammad Rizwan is the best Test keeper-batsman in the world at present. Brilliant keeper with good reflexes and scores in all conditions. #Cricket
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) February 7, 2021
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) February 7, 2021
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) February 7, 2021
Mohammad Rizwan is a nice little player. Very busy at the crease. Congrats to him on his first test century. Pakistan have quite a few nice pillars to build on going forward.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) February 7, 2021