The format has changed but Mohammad Rizwan has continued his rhythm, stunned cricket fans by scoring his maiden T20I century against South Africa.
Rizwan proved his critics wrong who often bashed him for his strike-rate and power-hitting ability. The right-handed batsman struck seven sixes, most by any Pakistani in a T20I inning, and scored 104 runs at a strike-rate of 162.50.
Social media was flooded by applause for Rizwan immediately after he became the only Pakistani wicket-keeper and second batsman after Ahmed Shahzad to score a ton in T20Is.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) February 11, 2021
Muhammad Rizwan!! 2nd Pakistani to score Century in T20Is as well as 2nd Pakistani to score 100s in all three formats! Who’d have thought? Take a bow, Rizwan! You deserve this! 💯 7 Sixes 6 Fours! pic.twitter.com/MoTBI5piKu
— Ahsan. 🇵🇰 (@imPakistaniLAD) February 11, 2021
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) February 11, 2021
NEED NEW HATERS, OLD ONE’S ARE MY FAN NOW.
King Rizwan. 👑 pic.twitter.com/q3pufHs68W
— Ahmad. (@Ahmadridismo) February 11, 2021
Mohammad Rizwan hits his maiden T20 ton. Top knock. He continues to impress in all formats. Only the 2nd T20 ton for Pakistan
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) February 11, 2021
— SIR .. (@SirJohnRoe) February 11, 2021
A T20 century of Mohammad Rizwan has made Multan Sultans rocked while Karachi Kings shocked!😂 #PAKvSA
— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) February 11, 2021
— JahanZaib (@JahanZaibb_) February 11, 2021
Rizwan 104 off 64 balls
Rest of the Lineup 65 off 56 balls
Yet he’s apparently the weak link in the side 👀 #PAKvRSA
— Waqas Ahmed (@ahmedwaqas992) February 11, 2021
💯 up for Rizwan!
Only the second 🇵🇰 batsman to score an International T20 Century.
Incredible form 👏🏽#PAKvSA
— Tanzil Khawaja (@TanzilKhawaja) February 11, 2021
7 Feb – Maiden Test hundred.
11 Feb – Maiden T20I hundred.
Mohammad Rizwan is a man in form 👏👏👏 #PakvSA
— EEMS (@NaeemahBenjamin) February 11, 2021
Once a legend said Cricket is a ruthless game don’t play early…very well said!!
Take a bow Rizwan 👍👍👍#PAKvRSA
— Saqib Shah (@Saqibca) February 11, 2021
Remember, Rizwan scored a match-winning maiden Test century against South Africa in the second Test at Pindi last Sunday.