Mohammad Rizwan, the wicket-keeper batsman for Pakistan, will have a precautionary MRI on Monday after suffering a strain in his right leg during the five-wicket victory over India in the Asia Cup’s Super 4 round.
In an attempt to catch a delivery from Mohammad Hasnain during India’s first innings, Rizwan reportedly landed awkwardly on his right leg and hurt himself, as per Pakistani media.
According to reports, the 30-year-old hard-hitting batsman was taken to the hospital shortly after Pakistan defeated India at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday by one run in the final over.
With five wickets in hand, Pakistan was able to defeat India’s 181 for seven after Rizwan entered the field to open the innings and produced a match-winning 71 off 51 deliveries.
Rizwan and the third wicket partner shared a game-defining 73-run stand to help Pakistan avenge their defeat to India during the group league stage.
The whole world is watching this match: Mohammad Rizwan
The 30-year-old batsman claimed that the victory over the Rohit Sharma-led team was just as important as the game’s outcome after leading his team to a historic victory over India.
“The whole world is watching this match. This contest has equal value to a final. Each player would attempt to go and offer his or his all, “ Rizwan said in the post-match presentation ceremony.
“As usual, the strategy called for one of us (himself or Babar Azam) to bat long and score against the new ball. I made an effort to remain throughout.”
“We are aware of our assets. Our batting lineup is versatile. With our power hitters, we may score 45 runs in the final four overs. So we did not freak out “Rizwan added.
Rizwan has faced India in a total of three T20I games and, with the help of two fifty-plus scores, has amassed 193 runs.