KARACHI: Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan spent two nights in the ICU before scoring 67 off 52 balls against Australia in the second T20 World Cup 2021’s semi-final.
Pakistan team’s medical representative confirmed it while talking to the media after Pakistan lost to Australia by five wickets.
“Rizwan suffered a severe chest infection and was admitted to hospital for treatment. He spent two nights in the ICU before playing today’s match,” the medical representative shared.
Soon after the statement, a picture of Rizwan from the ICU went viral on social media. The picture managed to gain massive attention and people paid tribute to the cricketer for showing great courage.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 11, 2021
A great example of courage, determination and resilience. Might not have ended up on the winning side, but Mohd. Rizwan’s grit and fight after being in ICU for two days, truly inspiring. Sport is a great teacher and there is so much to learn from everyone. pic.twitter.com/O2PatLEuWJ
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 12, 2021
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) November 11, 2021
That’s the spirit.
This is symbolic of the emerging ‘Brand Pakistan’.
And my friends it is the new Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/ran3i1fHe4
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) November 12, 2021
— Kainat Rajpoot. (Hassan Ali is a champ) (@universe_kainat) November 12, 2021
Rizwan wasn’t just sick, he was admitted in the ICU. The management decided not to disclose this information, not to create panic. Rizwan’s face even got injured today, but he STOOD like a LION. Don’t you DARE criticise this team. The whole world RESPECTS you! ❤️🇵🇰
— Saad Kaiser (@TheSaadKaiser) November 11, 2021
Rizwan was in the ICU for 2 days coz of a severe chest infection according to doctor of Pak ream. More respect to you.wat a fighter
— Kashif Abbasi (@Kashifabbasiary) November 11, 2021
Muhammad Rizwan was in ICU last night and tonight he played warriors inning. pic.twitter.com/cLadzbvPnn
— Saeed Cricky🏏 (@SaeedCricky) November 11, 2021
Rizwan had a chest infection and spent two nights in ICU 😔
Get Well soom Champ ❤ pic.twitter.com/ZEBhVeKH4w
— ZEE.🇵🇰 (@iBleedGreenZEE) November 11, 2021
Cant get over the fact that Mohammad Rizwan was in ICU 24-48hours before the game. And still provided us with a strong innings.
— M Abbas Khattak 👑 (@MAbbasKhattakkk) November 12, 2021
It must be noted here that Rizwan got swelling in his right cheek after being hit by Mitchell Starc’s bouncer during his fighting knock.