Pakistan cricket team’s star wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan is in the United Kingdom right now, where he is playing for Sussex in county cricket. Last week, Rizwan grabbed the headlines for his magnificent partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara. The two batters tormented the opposition bowlers with their world-class batting skills. Now, a video of Mohammad Rizwan bowling pace has surfaced on the internet.
Pujara scored another double century, while Rizwan departed to the pavilion after scoring 79 runs off 145 deliveries. Their partnership ensured that Sussex finished with 538 runs on the board in their first innings. It was the Durham team that batted first, but they managed only 223 runs in the first innings.
Fans witnessed a much-improved batting performance from the Durham batters in the second innings as the team’s openers Alex Lees and Sean Dickson scored a century each. Lees scored 105 runs off 262 deliveries, whereas Sean aggregated 186 runs from 290 balls. Mason Crane picked up the wickets of both batters.
However, their partnership made sure that there was only one result possible in the match and that was a draw. Since both teams understood that the match would end in a stalemate, Sussex captain Tom Haines decided to use some part-time bowling-options. He used the pace of Mohammad Rizwan.
Rizwan, who was keeping the wickets first, bowled two overs, where he gave away five runs at an economy rate of 2.5 runs per over. The county uploaded a compilation video of Rizwan’s bowling. His bowling action reminded some fans of former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq, while some felt it was similar to Dominic Cork.
Fans on Twitter react as Mohammad Rizwan bowls two overs of pace for Sussex in county cricket
The video of Rizwan’s bowling has gone viral on Twitter, with the clip receiving more than 3,88,000 views. Here is the video of his bowling, followed by top Twitter reactions:
— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) May 1, 2022Advertisement
@SaadSays22 He is inspired by Naseem Shah's bowling action😂😂Advertisement
— Warrior (@iamMrWarrior) May 1, 2022
A bit of Shahid Nazir about his action, if anyone remembers him.
— Suliman Iqbal (@SulimanIqbal1) May 1, 2022Advertisement
Wow excellent 👌Advertisement
— Dr Shaukat Chauhdary (@dr_chauhdary) May 1, 2022
Batting, bowling, fielding, keeping, captaincy. This man does it all
— 👑 (@SunsetAndVibes) May 1, 2022Advertisement
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) May 1, 2022
Someone’s a Dominic Cork fan…
— Greg James (@gregjames) May 1, 2022Advertisement
His actions are amazing. He should continue.Advertisement
— S. M. NAHIDUZZAMAN (@RonNahid) May 2, 2022
MUHAMMAD RIZWAN or NASEEM SHAH?! 👀😂
— Umair Mannan (@umairmannan0) May 1, 2022Advertisement
That's Abdul Razzaq!Advertisement
— i. (@ridiculouSly__) May 1, 2022
— S. M. NAHIDUZZAMAN (@RonNahid) May 2, 2022Advertisement