Mohammad Rizwan: a brief biography of Pakistani cricketer
Mohammad Rizwan is one of the most popular Pakistani cricketers. On the field, it acts as a batsman and wicket-keeper. At the moment, he defends the interests of the Pakistani national team in the status of vice-captain. He is also the captain of the Pakistani clubs: the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Multan Sultans. He performs in all cricket categories (Test, ODI, T20I), where he has already scored a hundred.
Mohammad Rizwan: career
At the start of his career, the skills of the young cricketer were highly appreciated by the scouts of the Peshawar Panthers club, with whom Mohammad Rizwan signed his first professional contract. The batsman improved his skills for 7 years, which led to the transition to the more established Pakistani club the Sui Northern. The athlete immediately began to demonstrate top-level results in the new team. Just worth his 224 points in the 2014-15 Quaid-e-Azam finals. Not without them, the club managed to win its 2nd title.
Playing for the Lahore Qalandars in the 2016-2017 season opened doors for Mohammad in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), where the bowler took over the Punjab squad just a year later. Rizwan scored 140 points in the game against the Federal Areas on May 1, 2018, which made him the most productive player in List A. Moreover, the Pakistani tried on the armband of the Federal Areas captain in the next season.
The next transition was not long in coming. Mohammad finds himself in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where he again gets the right to lead the squad at the 2019 Quaid-e-Azam tournament. According to the 2019-20 National T20 Cup results, the Pakistani was recognized as the best player in the series with 215 runs and 6 wickets taken by him. The high performance of the fielder and the organizational skills of managing the team led to the extension of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s contract with the Pakistani for the next 2020-21 season.
Leading up to PSL 6, the athlete joins the Multan Sultans as a replacement for the injured Shan Masood, after which the club wins the title for the first time in its history.
Mohammad Rizwan: national team
Rizwan makes his ODI debut in April 2015, where he immediately scores 67 points in a series against Bangladesh. It is important that the more experienced colleagues agreed – the newcomer really contributed to the overall victory.
The first Test Rizwan dates from November 25, 2016 against the New Zealand national team. Then Mohammad was remembered for putting the opponent in the so-called “golden duck” position or outplaying the batsman with a zero score.
Rizwan became one of the few players to renew his contract with the national cricket association in August 2018. The athlete also accepted another offer, according to which he became the captain for the Asia Cup 2018 matches. Perhaps his role in the national team’s success is exaggerated, but then Pakistan made it to the semifinals.
Mohammad scored his first ODI 100 (115 runs) against Australia in March 2019. The Pakistani received an offer to play in a series against Sri Lanka in November of the same year and then against Australia. Rizwan spent the summer of 2020 on a tour of England, where the team went in the midst of COVID-19. However, the series was postponed due to positive samples from 7 players of the Pakistani national team at once.
Rizwan again had to feel the captain’s responsibility in the matches against New Zealand as a replacement for the injured Babar Azam in December 2020. The Pakistani played in the T20I match against New Zealand in the same round, where he scored 89 points. Someone says that this saved Pakistan from losing then.
The first hundred in Test Mohammad was issued during the series with South Africa in February 2021. The cricketer chalked up 115 points and, as expected, became a player in the series. He scored 104 points (6 borders, 7 sixes) in T20I against South Africa in the same month, thus completing his first T20I hundred. This achievement made Mohammad Rizwan in the history of Pakistani cricket as the first wicket-keeper batsman (after Brendon McCullum) to achieve a three-figure result.
Mohammad teamed up with Babar Azam to hit 197 runs in the third match of the T20I series against South Africa, making it the highest-scoring doubles in T20I history.
Mohammad Rizwan: personal life
We knew little about the Pakistani cricketer’s personal life. Married, no children. He likes to spend time with his family. He is reluctant to conduct social networks, trying to post only photos related to cricket. He chooses active sports as a hobby.
Mohammad Rizwan is the leading player on his team, so it’s no surprise that the athlete’s net income is estimated at around $ 5-8 million per year. Nothing is known about the player’s wastes.