Transnational celebrities took to social media to praise Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Rizwan for his incredible performance in the T20 World Cup series, especially the semi final match against Australia.

Pakistan lost in the semi-final clash against Australia, however, the national team was praised by millions of Pakistanis at home, and abroad, for their fighting spirit throughout the tournament. 

Rizwan played a sensational innings of 67 runs in a high-pressure semi-final against Australia in Dubai on Thursday.


Mohammad Rizwan spent two nights in a Dubai hospital in its Intensive Care Unit for a chest infection.

This combination photo shows Mohammad Rizwan during his stay in the hospital (L) and in the semi-final match against Australia in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Thursday (R). — Photo via Shoaib Akhtar Twitter/AFP

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar referred to Rizwan as a “hero” while batting consultant Matthew Hayden called him a “warrior” for his never-say-die attitude.

Indian actor Aly Goni took to his instagram stories to praise Rizwan for his batting skills.

Singer Momina Mustehsan tweeted in support of the ace athlete after the match.

Actor Amna Karim exclusively told The Current that she is impressed by Rizwan’s performance the most and that she sees him achieving greater goals in the forthcoming tournaments.

“I was in Dubai for property Expo 2021, hence I went to the stadium to watch the match and was impressed by Rizwan.”

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After the innings, Matthew Hayden revealed just how special a performance it was from Rizwan.


“Rizwan, you probably didn’t know was actually in hospital just a night ago suffering with some sort of lung condition. This is a warrior,” Hayden said.

“He has been brilliant through it (the campaign) and he’s got great courage, as has Babar. Fantastic tonight from him.”