Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan says his team is attempting to be “brave and calm” for their second match against India as the bitter rivals get ready for their next Asia Cup matchup on Sunday. Friday’s 155-run victory over Hong Kong by Babar Azam’s team guaranteed their place in the tournament’s final four and their entry for the T20 World Cup, which will take place in October-November. Mohammad Rizwan Batting
There is always pressure while playing India. Even outside of Asia, the entire globe waits for it Rizwan told reporters on Friday after hitting an undefeated 78 against Hong Kong. Both India and us will be under pressure, but the winner will be the bravest and most composed player, said the wicketkeeper-batsman. Pakistan overcame their first loss to India, who won both of their games in Group A, by posting 193-2 and thrashing Hong Kong for just 38 in Sharjah.
Every India-Pakistan match draws sold-out arenas and tens of millions of viewers on TV and online. Thanks to years of political tensions that have occasionally escalated into war, the two antagonistic countries only compete against one another in multi-nation competitions. The final that will take place next week is anticipated by supporters from both nations. We have to play good cricket and make the final,” stated Rizwan. The boys are clearly giving it their all this time, as our fans expect us to perform at our absolute best.
Mohammad Rizwan led Pakistan to victory over Hong Kong on Friday, reducing them to a record-low score of 38 as their bowlers advanced them to the Asia Cup Super Four Stage. In a crucial Twenty20 match, Pakistan scored 193-2 thanks to a 116-run partnership between Rizwan (78 not out) and Fakhar Zaman (53), who were given the opportunity to bat first on a sluggish, low Sharjah surface.
Then, spinners Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz combined for seven wickets to dismiss Hong Kong for 155 runs in 10.4 overs, the largest T20 victory margin for Pakistan.