International Cricket Council (ICC) declared Pakistani batter Muhammad Rizwan Player of the Month in September.
ICC had included him in the list of the Player of the Month (September) along with India’s Axar Pater and Australia’s Cameron Green in the ICC nomination. Rizwan scored 316 runs at an average of 63.20 in the recently concluded T20I series against England. He scored four half-centuries at a strike rate of 138.59. Pakistani wicket-keeper batter currently sits at the top of the Men’s ICC T20I batters list.
Here is the ICC Men of the month Muhammad Rizwan big congratulations 🎉 to you RIZZO #BabarAzam pic.twitter.com/Y5iyjVEyRG
— Shaheeh Shah afridii🍥fan (@Muhammad3260) October 10, 2022
Congratulations Muhammad Rizwan upon becoming the ICC Men's Player of the Month. Both #Rizwan and #BabarAzam are super star batsmen of Pakistan – No. 1 in the world in T20 and ODI respectively. Keep shining 🌟 masha'ALLAH #PakistanZindabad pic.twitter.com/OoWIvQrVfh
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) October 10, 2022
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“The No1 T20I batter continued his domination in the shortest format of the game and put his name on the shortlist for the Player of the Month for September,” the report from ICC stated.
“Rizwan was in stunning form in September, churning out some sizzling performances in T20Is. The No 1 T20I batter in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Player Rankings continued his domination in the shortest format of the game and put his name on the shortlist for the Player of the Month for September,” it read.
On winning the award, an elated Rizwan said: “I would like to thank Almighty Allah and express my heartfelt delight to all that enabled me to achieve this award.
A top T20I batter has become the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for September 2022 🔥
— ICC (@ICC) October 10, 2022
“I want to give my high appreciation to all my teammates as they made things easy for me. These achievements boost your confidence. I am happy with my performance and I would like to take this momentum forward in Australia.”
He dedicated the honor to the flood-affected victims of Pakistan. “Hopefully this will bring smiles on their faces,” ICC quoted him as saying.
ICC states Rizwan scored seven fifties in the 10 matches he played last month. Muhammad Rizwan shares a strong opening duo with skipper Babar Azam. Both the players have managed to set record opening partnership records in the recent past for Pakistan.