‘Individuals attacked me’: Wasim Akram reveals dealing with on-line hate over Rizwan verdict | Cricket

Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan completed his marketing campaign in Asia Cup 2022 as the highest run-scorer after surpassing Virat Kohli, who notched up his 71st worldwide ton in opposition to Afghanistan in India’s ultimate ‘Tremendous 4’ sport on Thursday. Rizwan, who was 50 runs in need of Kohli’s tally of 276 runs, hit 55 runs off 49 balls in opposition to Sri Lanka within the ultimate, albeit in a shedding trigger. Sri Lanka have been topped Asia Cup champions for the sixth time after Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s unbeaten 71 and Wanindu Hasaranga’s all-round show drove them to a 23-run win on Sunday.

Hasaranga claimed three wickets in a single over and Pramod Madushan claimed a career-best 4-34 to bowl out Pakistan for 147 in Dubai. Pakistan misplaced skipper Babar Azam for simply 5 and Fakhar Zaman perished for a nought. Rizwan mixed with Iftikhar (32) to revive the innings however common wickets derailed Pakistan’s chase.

Rizwan was the top-scorer for Pakistan however his sluggish strategy did not impress many former gamers together with Wasim Akram, who launched a scathing assault on the wicketkeeper-batter. The bowling nice revealed getting slammed by on-line trolls when he criticised Rizwan’s efficiency in opposition to Hong Kong. The 30-year-old had scored 78 off 57 within the group stage match.

“At the start of the event, I had stated that the openers will not mess up however wrestle in video games like these. That is precisely what occurred at the moment,” Akram informed host broadcaster Star Sports activities after the ultimate.

“I am very sceptical about ‘anchoring’ in T20 cricket. It is overrated as a result of you’ve got 10 wickets and 20 overs. I like India’s new template and Sri Lanka additionally did not have anyone who performed the position of an anchor. It is unfair to choose one man however he (Rizwan) is a obtrusive instance of Pakistan’s strategy. You’ll be able to’t have Rizwan batting at strike charge of 104 within the sixteenth over if you end up chasing 171,” stated Sanjay Manjrekar in response.

Akram added – “He (Rizwan) had carried out the identical factor in opposition to Hong Kong when you keep in mind. I criticised him, which was wholesome criticism. And other people attacked me on social media. Pakistan folks stated that I do not help Rizwan. If you’d like my opinion, I will provide you with the correct and simple opinion. I’m not the man who will lie about what I see. Black is black and white is white for me.”

Rizwan reached his fifty with a six off Chamika Karunaratne however quickly fell to Hasaranga, who triggered Pakistan’s late collapse. Chamika Karunaratne obtained Haris Rauf out on the ultimate ball to ignite celebrations within the Sri Lankan camp.


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