Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam
Mohammad Rizwan. (Image: Twitter)

Pakistan managed to win their first game against India in a World Cup fixture, and Mohammad Rizwan was one of the stars behind yesterday’s historic win for Pakistan. India clearly looked the stronger of the two teams coming into the tournament. However, the Men in Green turned the tides with an excellent performance against India, and their confidence will be up the ladder now.

India lost early wickets due to an outstanding spell from Shaheen Afridi and never managed to get hold of the game as Pakistan restricted India to a paltry score of 151. The Indian bowlers could not pick up any wickets throughout the game. The Pakistan openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam finished unbeaten to win the game by 10 wickets and 2.1 overs left.

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan

Mohammad Rizwan Heaps Praise On Shaheen Afridi

Mohammad Rizwan hailed the left-arm seamer Shaheen Afridi for his brilliant three-wicket spell and pointed out that the opening spell from him was the turning point in the game. He also was elated with the victory and explained the desperateness of the victory.

“Shaheen got us wickets at the top of the order, and that proved to be the turning point. Congratulations to the whole of Pakistan and all our people as we were all waiting for this win,” Rizwan said after the victory.

Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi
Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi. Credits: Twitter

Mohammad Rizwan Recollects Watching India-Pakistan Game On Television

Mohammad Rizwan mentioned that this is his first game against India, and he explained how he used to highlight the mistakes of Pakistan in the previous encounters between these two teams. He added that Shaheen’s spell gave a different level of confidence to the team.

“This was my first game against India, so it’s a good thing for me. I used to watch all the Indo-Pak matches on television and used to pinpoint where we made mistakes. But today’s game was great, and after Shaheen got those wickets, we were confident we would win,” he added.

Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan
Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan. Image Credits: Twitter

Rizwan remained unbeaten on 79 off just 55 balls with three sixes and four fours in his innings.

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