Mohammad Rizwan Blasted After Another Failure, Twitter Wants SA Back In Pakistan Team
Mohammad Rizwan’s troubled times with the bat in Tests continued as the Pakistan wicketkeeper was dismissed cheaply for 7 on Day 3 against England in Karachi on Monday. With Pakistan’s innings in trouble, they needed Rizwan to rise to the occasion and bail his team out of trouble, but what followed was another failure getting out to young England spinner Rehan Ahmed as the hosts were bowled out for 216 in their second innings.
Twitter users have pounced on to Rizwan, slamming him left, right and centre for his form with the bat. Some sections are also clamouring for the return of former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, backing him to replace Rizwan in the Test squad.
100% sure Rizwan will cost Pakistan the 2023 World Cup. He cannot perform under pressure. And is terrible in the middle-order😒
— Haroon (@hazharoon) December 19, 2022
Nhi. Mirzai Sahib please. Rise your voice for Sarfaraz Ahmed and not Rizwan is drop in pakistan team he is above of pakistan cricket and drop Rizwan save pakistan cricket
— Farooq Ahmed Bugti (@FarooqAhmedBug1) December 19, 2022
Dear #BabarAzam #Rizwan Its not 2020-2021 where Teams plays with Deplted https://t.co/WKJEtUf7Ru teams are over covid and etc they play with main squad and they do know how u guys plays "SELFISH"
before 2020 u were struggled bcz of Quality Teams and now same reason#PAKvENG
— Hm22 (@Himanshu_Hims22) December 19, 2022
#BabarAzam has proven that he is the worst of all by being egoistic in his ways. Not selecting #SarfarazAhmed despite his impeccable performance over the years and #Rizwan sorry but you are not better. May #Pakistan cricket cries while these 2 egoistical maniacs remain. #EngvsPak
— Ahsan Khan 🇵🇰🇹🇷🇦🇿 (@mahsankhan30) December 19, 2022
Out of 1500 almost 1000 runs are Coming from T20 We Are Talking About Longer Formats Only As The Current Odi Ranking Of #rizwan Is 98 and Sarfaraz Is in 70s still after not playing for Pakistan in Odi and test performance is in front of you and current form of #sarfraz in qet
— Abdul Subhan (@AbdulSu48035823) December 19, 2022
Mohammad Rizwan has missed a chance of establishing himself in the test cricket courtesy poor streak of runs and has paved a path for Sarfaraz Ahmed to play test cricket for Pakistan once again. #PAKvENG
— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) December 19, 2022
Meanwhile, Indian Sports journalist Vikrant Gupta also suggested Pakistan team to include former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed in Test playing XI after Mohammad Rizwan failed to score in 12 consecutive innings.
Rizwan, in his last 12 appearances with the bat in Tests, scored just 262 runs without a single fifty.
Following his poor form in the longer format, the wicket-keeper batter suffered immense criticism.
In the ongoing home Test series against England, Pakistan are on the verge of first-ever whitewash in their backyard.
After losing Rawalpindi and Multan Tests, Pakistan are almost done in the last Karachi Test.
England need just 55 runs tomorrow on the last day of the third Test. After bowling out Pakistan for 216, the tourists were set to chase 167 runs in two and a half day.
They scored 112 runs in just 17 overs for the loss of a wicket.