Mohammad Rizwan has been Pakistan’s man in form. He scored his third fifty of the tournament during the second semi-final of the 20-20 WC 2021 against Australia on Thursday. However, he had developed a severe chest infection and was even admitted to the hospital ahead of the semis.
The fact that he managed to play such a brilliant knock despite being in the hospital a day ago was simply outstanding. The keeper-batsman went on to score an amazing 67 off just 52 deliveries. This knock was studded with 3 boundaries and 4 sixes.
During the post-match presentation on Thursday, Pakistan’s team doctor Najeeb Somroo revealed that Rizwan had developed a severe chest infection and spent two days in ICU. “Mohammad Rizwan developed a severe chest infection on 9th of November after which he was admitted to the hospital. He spent two nights in the ICU recovering. He made an incredible recovery and was deemed fit before the match,” said Somroo.
“We can see his great determination and tenacity that shows his spirit of performing for the country. And we can see how he performed today,” the doctor added.
However, Rizwan’s monumental efforts went in vain as Australia managed to beat Pakistan by 5 wickets to book a summit clash with New Zealand. Pakistan had the match under their control for most part of the game but a counter attack by Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade stunned Pakistan to take Australia over the line.