Pakistan cricket team thrashed Team India by 10 wickets to register their first-ever win over the arch-rival in World Cup matches. The chief architect of the win was Pakistan’s opening batsman Mohammad Rizwan, who scored 79 runs in 55 balls to help Pakistan secure a big win. Rizwan scored the match-winning innings with the help of 6 boundaries and 3 sixes. Rizwan was praised by many cricket experts for his exceptional batting performance in a high-pressure match against India.
ICC praised Rizwan’s knock with an interesting post wherein two different videos the right-hand batsman can be seen playing his shots. One was before the game and the second was during the game. Rizwan visualized the game to perfection and executed the same on the field. “Dream. Visualise. Execute. Mohammad Rizwan’s masterpiece started before a ball was bowled #T20WorldCup #INDvPAK,” ICC wrote in the caption of the video. (Pakistan cricket team)
Dream. Visualise. Execute.
— ICC (@ICC) October 25, 2021
The match was very intense yet after everything was over, what won the internet was the true sportsmanship displayed by the players of both sides. While Virat Kohli’s warm hug to Pakistan’s Rizwan melted everyone’s heart, the chat session of MS Dhoni with Pakistan players brought smiles to every cricket fan from both nations.
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan’s 152-run partnership for Pakistan was not just a match-winning stand, but also the biggest opening partnership in the history of the Men’s T20 World Cup and Pakistan’s second-biggest partnership in a T20I for any wicket. Azam and Rizwan’s combined efforts overtook Chris Gayle and Devon Smith’s 145 against South Africa in 2007 as the top opening stand in Men’s T20 World Cups. (Pakistan cricket team)