Mohammad Rizwan revealed his feeling when he met Virat Kohli in the 2021 T20 WC
Pakistan wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan is one of the quickest rising stars in the World Cricket and he has revealed his feelings about meeting the Indian great for the first time in the recent game in the T20 World Cup in UAE.
Mohammad Rizwan is one of the quickest rising stars in world cricket. The wicket-keeper player has made his mark in international cricket in the last couple of years.
In the recent game against India in the T20 World Cup, Mohammad Rizwan played a key role in the win against India and scored an unbeaten 79 to take his side to a 10-wicket win.
It was the first time Pakistan beat India in the ICC mega event. After the game, then India skipper Virat Kohli walked up to Rizwan and talked to him.
The Pakistani wicket-keeper batter has never revealed what was said to him by Kohli, but in a recent interview, he has explained his feelings about meeting the Indian great for the first time.
“It was the first time I was meeting Kohli. The things I had heard about him…other players had told me he is… there is aggression on the ground and things like that. But the way he met me before and after the match…I say we are a family. All of us cricketers are one family. If I said ‘our Virat Kohli’, then I don’t think it will be wrong. Obviously, when we enter the ground, our priority is our star (points at the Pakistan cricket team’s emblem). We have to play for it. There we have no brotherhood or anything of that sort. But outside the field, when we met Kohli, and some of our players also met MS Dhoni, we met with a lot of love and affection. Nothing was different,”Rizwan said on the YouTube show Cricket Baaz with Waheed Khan.
“Cheteshwar Pujara played with me in County. We have a good bond. I sometimes irritate him.
The upcoming ODI series between Pakistan and West Indies will begin on Wednesday in Multan.
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris , Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani and ahid Mahmood
West Indies squad: Nicholas Pooran (c), Shai Hope (VC), Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, Kacy Carty, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Sherman Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Anderson Phillip, Rovman Powell, Jayden Seales, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr