Napier: Mohammad Rizwan stunned cricket fans with his match-winning 89 runs knock for Pakistan as they beat New Zealand in the third T20I by four wickets here on Tuesday.
Rizwan, who replaced former skipper Sarfaraz last year as a permanent member of the national team, remained under immense criticism throughout. But, his today’s career-best T20I inning helped him gain fans on the internet.
Where entire Pakistan praised Rizwan for his eye-catching knock, his predecessor Sarfaraz also applauded his performance for Pakistan which avoided a T20I series whitewash.
“Well played Rizwan, top inning boy,” Sarfaraz wrote.
— Mohammad Rizwan (@iMRizwanPak) December 22, 2020
In reply, Rizwan thanked his teammate with lots of prayers. “Shukriya Sarfaraz Bhai. Allah pak aap ko mazeed izzat dain or hamesha mohabbat, asaani or karam ka muaamla karain, Ameen [Allah blesses you with lots of respect, and bring love, easiness, and blessings in your every work],” he replied.
It must be noted here that Pakistan won the third and last T20I against New Zealand but lost the T20I series after losing the first two games. Now, the green shorts will play two Tests against the hosts from December 26.