Players’ comments caught on stump mic have always entertained the fans and Pakistan’s wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan has given the cricket fans another gem of a comment from behind the stumps. He was heard delivering a hilarious line during the first T20I against England on Friday.
Just like the wicketkeepers do, Mohammad Rizwan was also guiding the spinners – Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim – on how to bowl to the English batsmen in Urdu. He was chirping constantly as he tried to unsettle the opposition batsman. However, when Moeen Ali walked in to bat, the Pakistan star stopped his chirping thanks to a hilarious reason.
As soon as Moeen took the stance against Shadab, Mohammad Rizwan cheekily said, “Isko yeh khud hi karna, ise Urdu samajh aati hai. (Roughly translates to: He knows Urdu, so you are at your own). Notably, Moeen is of Pakistani descent and it was two generations ago that his grandfather migrated to England.
Shadad, nonetheless, did not need Mohammad Rizwan’s guidance as he dismissed Moeen on the very next ball. Moeen edged one ball behind the stumps where Mohammad Rizwan picked up a fine catch.
Here is a clip of that hilarious moment:
Mohammad Rizwan to Shadab Khan when Moeen Ali was batting "isko yeh khud hi karna, isko Urdu samajh aati hai” (think for yourself what to bowl, I won't tell you, as he understands Urdu) #ENGvPAK pic.twitter.com/H1d0UU44ju
— Abubakar Saqib (@AbubakarSaqib3) August 29, 2020
Mohammad Rizwan is having a fine time in England. The 28-year old was in fine form with the bat and the gloves in the recently-concluded Test series. His performance also earned him Player-of-the-Series award as he scored 161 runs with the help of 2 fifties and affected 6 dismissals from behind the stumps.
As far as the game is concerned, it ended without any result because of rain. England youngster Tom Banton impressed with the bat, scoring 71 off 42 balls before rain washed out the game.
The 21-year-old became the youngest England player to score a T20 half-century as he hit four fours and five sixes. His departure was the first of four wickets to fall for 14 runs, shortly before rain intervened with England 131-6 after 16.1 overs.