Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batter, Mohammad Rizwan, was in excessive spirits after his sensational century within the eighth match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in opposition to Sri Lanka on the Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Stadium on Tuesday, October 10.
Throughout a post-match dialog with commentators after receiving the Participant of the Match award, he lightened the temper with a humorous response that left followers in splits.
In a high-scoring thriller, Sri Lanka batted first, amassing a formidable complete of 344/9. Kusal Mendis (122 off 77) and Sadeera Samarawickrama (108 off 89) smashed good centuries for his or her group.
In reply, Rizwan (131 not out off 121) and Abdullah Shafique (113 off 103) placed on a outstanding partnership that enabled Pakistan to chase down the goal, ending at 345/4 in simply 48.2 overs. This historic chase now stands as the very best profitable run chase in World Cup historical past.
“Typically it’s cramps, generally it’s my appearing”: Rizwan
What made Rizwan’s heroic efficiency much more spectacular was the truth that he not solely stored wickets for the complete 50 overs within the scorching afternoon warmth but additionally batted for over 40 overs. All through the chase, he battled cramps on a number of events however continued to battle on, in the end main his group to a historic victory.
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After the match, cricket-turned-commentator Simon Doull inquired Rizwan about his struggles with the cramps. To this, Rizwan delivered a witty response, saying, “Typically it’s cramps, generally it’s my appearing.”
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Babar Azam lauds Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique
Like many others, Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam additionally praised the star wicketkeeper-batter for his distinctive efficiency. Azam emphasised the important position Rizwan performed in constructing partnerships and exerting strain on the Sri Lankan group.
“I believe Rizwan, the way in which he performed… He constructed the partnership and put strain on the Sri Lanka group. We completed nicely with our quick bowlers,” stated Azam.
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Azam even acknowledged the numerous contribution made by opener Abdullah Shafique and the middle-order batters, expressing confidence in his group’s skills. Pakistan’s captain, Azam, concluded by saying, “First World Cup for Shafique and he’s in good nick I made a decision to play him. I believe the way in which Rizwan and he performed helped us with the partnership. Good for us, the center order has stepped up and simply imagine in ourselves.”