It must be noted that Rizwan bagged the award for player of the match for his innings against Namibia
Former New Zealand cricketer and renowned commentator Simon Doull has questioned Mohammad Rizwan’s innings against Namibia, during the ongoing T20 World Cup Tuesday.
Rizwan finished with a slow-to-fast 50-ball 79 not out while Babar notched his 23rd Twenty20 international fifty with a 49-ball 70 to lift Pakistan — who won the toss and batted — to 189-2 in their 20 overs.
The Pakistan wicketkeeper, Rizwan, found it difficult to get going initially but made up for it at the backend of the innings. However, Doull believes that this won’t always be the case.
“In a situation like this, you could say that it ended up really well. Would it be the same against a top-quality side? That’s the question you got to ask. Can he afford to do that against a top-quality bowling lineup? That time will tell,” said Doull will talking on Cricbuzz YouTube channel.
“It was a conservation approach and when you do that you have to make sure that you kick on. It was 16 runs off 25 balls and you have to turn that around because you have wasted a lot of deliveries and therefore you have to make sure that you kick on and make a big score. He did that tonight but it doesn’t always work out that way,” he added.
It must be noted that Rizwan also bagged the award for player of the match.
Pakistan, who have now qualified for the semi-finals after four straight wins, next face Scotland in their last match in Sharjah on Sunday.