Mohammad Rizwan's Gritty Knock Against England Earns Praise From Sanjay Manjrekar

Mohammad Rizwan’s Gritty Knock Against England Earns Praise From Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar (Credits - AFP)

Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan shepherded his side’s innings intelligently on the second day of the second Test against England in Southampton. Mohammad Rizwan remained unbeaten at 60 off 116 deliveries at the end, lifting Pakistan to a respectable total as all the other batsmen failed to make it count. The gusty innings from Rizwan earned him praises from cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar.

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Mohammad Rizwan made his Test debut in November 2016 but became a regular fixture in the line-up last year. It was Sarfaraz Ahmed’s axing from the Test side that made him the first-choice keeper-batsman.

Before the fifty in Southampton, Rizwan’s only fifty-plus score was against Australia in Brisbane. Nevertheless, the gritty knock of 60 and his excellent keeping skills have indeed closed the doors on Sarfaraz for now.

Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan. (Credits: Twitter)

Sanjay Manjrekar took to his Twitter handle and wrote that the 28-year old is an amazing talent. The former Indian cricketer mentioned that he has a wide range of shots in his repertoire, driving, pulling, and cutting well. He referred to Rizwan as an ‘all-weather’ batsman.

Below is Manjrekar’s tweet for Mohammad Rizwan:

The tourists finished with 223-9 on the second day with Mohammad Rizwan as the only recognized batsman at the crease.

The gloveman shared two handy partnerships of 38 and 39 with Babar Azam and Mohammad Abbas respectively. Azam with 47 and Abid Ali with 60 were the only other significant scorers for Pakistan. The visitors trail the three-match series. The start of the third day has stood delayed so far due to rains.

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