'We will also come up with a plan which is...' - Mohammad Rizwan opens up on Pakistan's strategy for clash against arch-rivals, India in Ahmedabad

Mohammad Rizwan has now a century and half-century to his name in the ODI World Cup 2023 so far. He could be one of the key elements for Pakistan against India.

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Mohammad Rizwan (File Photo, Twitter)

Mohammad Rizwan (File Photo, Twitter)

Star Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan smashed an outstanding century in Pakistan’s second match of the ODI World Cup 2023, against Sri Lanka. He played a match-winning knock of 131 runs, to help his side chase down the highest-ever total in the history of the ODI World Cup 2023. Rizwan also won the ‘Player of the Match award for his sensational knock in men in green’s favour.

Now, after registering two consecutive wins in the tournament against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka, respectively, now, Babar Azam’s men will lock horns with the arch-rivals, India on Saturday, October 14 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, in Ahmedabad.

"Our next match is against India  and now, we have momentum." - Mohammad Rizwan 

Meanwhile, Mohammad Rizwan also spoke about his team’s plans for the big clash against India where they are trailing the iconic OD World Cup rivalry by 0-7.

“Our next match is against India and this will give us confidence and we will go with the same plan. We now have momentum. Tomorrow, our next match, everyone knows that it is with India, but they will also come with a plan, we will also come with a plan,” said Rizwan during the post-match press conference after a convincing win against the Islanders.

Furthermore, the 31-year-old also discusses his and the Pakistan team’s experience of playing Hyderabad. He also compared his Hyderabad experience to that of playing in Rawalpindi back in his home country.

“And where you talked about Hyderabad, I felt like I was playing a match in Pindi. The way the crowd gave love today, and not just me, the whole Pakistan team gave love. In fact, they supported Sri Lanka too. Because I am happy that the crowd in Hyderabad has supported cricket, both Sri Lanka and us. I had a lot of fun with them,” he said.

“The curator here said the same thing to me. When we got to the ground for the first time, he said, Rizwan, you must hit two 100s on this ground. I met him today as well. We can pray for him and you should pray for him too,” he added later.

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