Mohammad Rizwan was Admitted to ICU Before Semifinal Match: Pakistan’s opener Mohammad Rizwan was the hero in the match played against Australia in the second semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup on Thursday. He played a brilliant innings of 67 runs in 52 balls. However, his brilliant innings did not work for the team and Pakistan had to face defeat by five wickets.
But not many knew that Rizwan, who performed brilliantly in the 2021 T20 World Cup, was admitted to the ICU for two days on 9 November due to chest infection. Despite this, he played the semi-final match against Australia on the previous day and scored a brilliant half-century in it.
When asked about Rizwan, Pakistan captain Babar Azam said, “The way the opener has played, it shows that he is a team man.” He said, “He is truly a brilliant player. He performed exceptionally throughout the World Cup. When I saw him, he was not feeling well. But when I asked him about his health, he said that I am fine. I am and will play. After that the way he performed, it seems that he is a team man.”
Captain Babar Azam asked Pakistan team doctor Najeeb Somru to tell about Rizwan’s condition. According to Somru, “Rizwan had a chest infection on November 9, following which he was admitted to the hospital. Where he was in the ICU for two nights. After that, he made an incredible recovery and was able to play before the match. Got fit for. It shows his great determination and spirit to perform for the country. Then we can see how he performed.”
Somru said that the team management kept the information about Rizwan’s health a secret, so that the morale of the team does not fall, as the team was winning all the matches in the tournament by performing brilliantly. Regarding his health, Somru further informed that the decision to keep his health a secret was taken by the entire team management and it was done to keep the morale of the team high.
It is worth noting that Pakistan’s opener Mohammad Rizwan scored 281 runs in six matches of the tournament, in which he scored three half-centuries. His best performance in this mega event was an unbeaten 79, which he did against India.