Mohammad Rizwan's honest confession about Virat Kohli touched hearts after Pakistan's win over Ireland. cricket news


PakistanThe win over Ireland in the second T20I helped them level the three-match series 1-1, but it was their match-winner Mohammad Rizwanhonest confession about Virat Kohli After a match that touched the hearts of fans of Indian batting legends on both sides of the border.
Rizwan was one of the champions of Pakistan's comeback victory. Batting as an opener, the 'Player of the Match' scored an unbeaten 75 off 46 balls as the visitors chased down the challenging score of 193 for 7 set by Ireland, who had won the opening match by five wickets. Had surprised Pakistan by winning.

Pakistan had a very bad start while chasing the target and opener Saim Ayub (6) and captain Babar Azam (0) were out early, due to which the score of the visiting team became 13 runs for 2 wickets in the second over. After this, Rizwan counter-attacked with Vish Fakhar Zaman, who played a stormy innings of 78 runs in 40 balls.

He added 140 runs for the third wicket and Pakistan won by seven wickets. Wicketkeeper Azam Khan played a stormy inning of 30 unbeaten runs in 10 balls.

Speaking at the post-match presentation after the match, Rizwan made an honest confession about the influence Indian batsman Kohli has had on Pakistan batsmen.
Rizwan's reaction came when he was asked about Kohli and him being the only two batsmen with an average above 50 in T20Is.
“We have learned a lot of things from Virat Kohli, I respect him,” Rizwan said.

Kohli's average in T20Is is 51.75, he has scored 4037 runs in 109 innings at a strike rate of 138.15. Rizwan, on the other hand, has scored his 3124 runs in 82 innings at an average of 50.38 in T20Is, which have come at a strike rate of 127.92.
About the match and his partnership with Zaman, Rizwan said: “It was not an easy chase because the Ireland bowlers knew their conditions better. They gave us a difficult time in the beginning, but we decided to chase 194. We have to attack, you're always under pressure when you lose, especially when the (T20) World Cup is around the corner.
The T20 World Cup is to be held from June 2 to 29 in America and West Indies. India and Pakistan are in the same group and will face each other on June 9 in New York.
The decisive third T20 match between Pakistan and Ireland will be played on May 14, after which the Babar Azam-led side will leave for England where they will play four T20 matches before leaving for the US for the T20 World Cup.


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