Mohammad Rizwan had reached the ICU to play the match directly in the T20 World Cup, now the Pak team doctor made a sensational disclosure


Lahore: Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan has been showing a great game for some time now. In the T20 World Cup played in UAE last year, Rizwan did wonders with the bat. But now they seem to be caught in controversy. Rizwan was admitted to the ICU due to chest infection from the semi-final match of the World Cup. After that he also reached to play the match against Australia.

Now the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) doctor Najeebullah Soomro has revealed that Rizwan was given a banned drug during the T20 World Cup. Rizwan had scored a brilliant half-century in the match against Australia, but even after that his team was defeated. Najibullah Soomro said, ‘You were not able to breathe and to help you recover, I had to get permission from the ICC to inject that medicine. Usually it is restricted to athletes but there was no other option, so we had to take permission from ICC to inject that drug.

Rizwan scored 67 runs in the semi-final against Australia. However, with the help of explosive innings from Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis, Australia won that match and got a ticket to the final. Rizwan was the third highest run-scorer in the World Cup with 281 runs in six matches at an average of 70.25 and a strike rate of 127.72. He also scored three fifties in the tournament. He scored an unbeaten 79 against India to lead Pakistan to a 10-wicket victory.

Wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan is currently playing for Sussex in England County. Cheteshwar Pujara, the legendary batsman of the Indian Test team, is also a part of the Sussex team.