Rawalpindi: The dressing room of the Pakistan men’s team went crazy after wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan scored his maiden Test hundred in his 13th Test match.
The 28-year-old led Pakistan to a formidable 298 in the second innings against South Africa in second Test at Pindi Cricket Stadium after they were struggling at 63/4, He remained unbeaten at 115 off 204 balls which included 14 fours.
Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, batting coach Younis Khan and assistant coach Shahid Aslam were seen hugging each other while captain Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Azhar Ali were screaming in the balcony on what has been one of the tremendous knocks in recent times.
You know you are fan of right team when the skipper and teammates celebrate each other’s success 🇵🇰💚
Reaction of Babar Azam and Fawad Alam was priceless on Rizwan’s hundred 😍 #PAKvsSA #PAKvSA pic.twitter.com/N6BznghZNJ
— Team Babar Azam (@Team_BabarAzam) February 7, 2021
Reaction from the dressing room!
Watch #PAKvSA Live: https://t.co/JDojbzmfIr#HarHaalMainCricket #BackTheBoysInGreen pic.twitter.com/TU8BG6z4zg
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) February 7, 2021
Meanwhile, the cricket fraternity also appreciated Rizwan as he became the seventh Pakistani wicket-keeper batsman to achieve this landmark in Test cricket.
Rizwan in Test Cricket:
Pak – 5/94 – scored 95 vs Aus in AusPak – 5/120 – scored 72 vs Eng in EngPak – 5/75 – scored 53 vs Eng in EngPak – 5/52 – scored 71 vs Nz in NzPak – 4/74 – scored 60 vs Nz in NZPak – 4/83 – scored 61 vs NZ in NZPak – 4/63 – scored 115* vs SA in PAK pic.twitter.com/2aUz7bXPtu
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 7, 2021
Rizwan has been amazing. Delightful to see how Yasir Shah & Nauman Ali have batted rallying around Rizwan. That’s the spirit. This is what we need to take off shore too. We need one express fast bowler & a pair of reliable openers. We seriously need to build our Test team.
— Dr. Nauman Niaz (@DrNaumanNiaz) February 7, 2021
Mohammad Rizwan is the best Test keeper-batsman in the world at present. Brilliant keeper with good reflexes and scores in all conditions. #Cricket
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) February 7, 2021
Congratulations Rizwan @iMRizwanPak for your maiden and unbeaten century – helping Pakistan give a good target of 370 runs. Superb Knock!!!! #PakvSA
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) February 7, 2021
Rizwan has saved a landslide in the 2nd innings. Great 100 under pressure. #PAKvSA #cricket
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) February 7, 2021
Mohammad Rizwan is a nice little player. Very busy at the crease. Congrats to him on his first test century. Pakistan have quite a few nice pillars to build on going forward.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) February 7, 2021
Can any one feel This gestures ❤️#rizwan #PAKvsSA pic.twitter.com/jr8qiS5Pug
— Amy abid 🇵🇰 (@amyabid_) February 7, 2021
Maiden Test hundred for “MOHAMMAD RIZWAN” and what a time to get it when Pakistan needed the most out of him, easily the best knock of his career, came to bat when we were in trouble, batted with the tail brilliantly. Take a bow. Stunning. pic.twitter.com/dZR5gvwwTT
— Mani 🇵🇰 (@TweetsMani14) February 7, 2021
Congratulations #Riz_One hundred 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/3LK2sz3B8f
— Rashid Latif ®️🇵🇰🌹 (@iRashidLatif68) February 7, 2021
Read: Live: Rizwan’s century leads Pakistan to post formidable 370-run target