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Muhammad Rizwan : A Professional Cricketer

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Muhammad Rizwan

Mohammad Rizwan is a charismatic Pakistani wicketkeeper-batsman who has won millions of hearts. Everyone has witnessed his hard work and extraordinary talent over the years. Rizwan’s cricket journey is nothing short of a rollercoaster ride. But he never gave up, and his determination and persistence brought him the glory he deserved. Today he represents Pakistan’s cricket squad internationally as vice-captain and formidable wicketkeeper-batsman. In this article, we will discuss Mohammad Rizwan biography, height, family, net worth, stats, and wife.

Muhammad Rizwan Stats

Mohammad Rizwan made his Test debut on 25 November 2016 against New Zealand. Unfortunately, he could not perform and was out on duck in his maiden innings. He resumed his Test career in November 2019 against Sri Lanka. In July 2020, Rizwan scored two half-centuries against England and was named player of the Test series. He played a solid 27 Test matches and scored a sum of 1372 runs with two centuries and seven half-centuries.

Muhammad Rizwan Stats
Test Debut25 November 2016
Highest Score115*

Mohammad Rizwan debuted in ODI internationals on 17 April 2015 against Bangladesh and scored 67 runs on 58 balls. In 2019, Rizwan scored his first ODI century against Australia. Though Mohammad Rizwan debuted long ago, he has only played 57 matches because of a long break. In 57 games, he scored two hundred and nine fifties, proving himself a reliable opener.

ODI Debut17 April 2015
Highest Score115

2021 was his best year as he scored his first century against South Africa in T20I. He became the first Pakistani wicketkeeper to score a century in a T20I match. He also has the credit of becoming the second wicketkeeper after Brendon McCullum to amass centuries in all formats of cricket. Furthermore, he received the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year award for 2021.

T20I Debut24 April 2015
Highest Score104*
Muhammad Rizwan Wife

Mohammad Rizwan is married and blessed with two children. Though we don’t know their names, they always support their father in the stadium. His wife covers herself religiously and likes to stay away from the limelight. Rizwan is a fierce athlete on the ground but melts in the presence of his two adorable daughters. It is a heartwarming sight to see him embrace them and shower paternal love.

Muhammad Rizwan Height

Mohammad Rizwan is 5’8” (1.7m) tall and weighs 65 kg. Pakistani right-handed batsman is keen on fitness and physical agility.

Muhammad Rizwan Family

Mohammad Rizwan belongs to a large family with four siblings. He is the second eldest among them, so he had the pressure to pursue an academic career in life. But his interests were somewhere else, in the cricket ground. Initially, his father didn’t support him on the cricket field. But Rizwan’s persistence and performance changed his father’s mind, and he gave him his blessings. Mohammad Rizwan was born into a Muslim family and is known for practicing Islam wholeheartedly. He has been witnessed offering prayers on the cricket ground as well. Therefore, he keeps his family affairs entirely private.

Muhammad Rizwan Family
Muhammad Rizwan Net Worth

Mohammad Rizwan has an estimated net worth of $5 million. His wealth is his PCB salary, PSL income, brand endorsements, and sponsorships.

 He earns a monthly salary of PKR1.25 million, a category A player. Moreover, Mohammad Rizwan receives a PSL income equal to $170,000. Additionally, he charges PKR 50 lakh+ for ads and brand endorsements.

Here is the list of Mohammad Rizwan match fees:

  • ODI match fee – PKR 25,000
  • Test match fee – PKR 50,000

T20I match fee – PKR 15,000.

Muhammad Rizwan Car Collection

Usually Rizwan has various types of car collection. Mostly he drive the Honda car in daily routine life and also listed the Toyota Prado.

Muhammad Rizwan Car Collection
Muhammad Rizwan Early Career

Mohammad Rizwan is a Peshawar native known for his humbleness and hospitality. As a teenager, he was integral to the Peshawar College cricket team. Selectors were impressed by his bat and gloves skills and chose him for the domestic team Peshawar Panthers.

Peshawar Panthers won the national T20 championship in 2014-2015, and Rizwan played a game-changing role in that victory. He also performed well in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2014-2015. His consistent performance turned heads and earned him recognition.

Muhammad Rizwan Debut Match

He made his debut in international cricket in 2015 against Bangladesh. He took a strong start showing his batting strengths and wicket-keeping skills. But soon, his deficiencies were exposed against strong competitors.

In the T20I World Cup 2016, Sarfraz again took over, and Rizwan’s career came to a long halt. At some point, it seemed impossible for him to play international cricket. He kept racking up runs in domestic but could not get the slot internationally for some internal politics and personal weaknesses.

Muhammad Rizwan Date of Birth

Mohammad Rizwan was born on June 1st, 1992, in  Peshawar, khyber pakhtoonkhwa, Pakistan. The Pakistani megastar is 31 years old. Khyber region has produced many great cricketers like Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Shaheen Afridi etc. Hence, Mohammad Rizwan is keeping the legacy alive. He is Gemini by zodiac sign which makes him quick-witted and versatile. Mohammad Rizwan is good at communicating; therefore, he shares a brotherly bond with his teammates, especially the Pakistani captain babar azam and Imam-ul-Haq.

Who is better, Sarfraz or Rizwan?

Rizwans’ career skyrocketed when Sarfraz had to sit out for a ban in 2019 on a South Africa tour. Mohammad Rizwan came back and took charge as a wicketkeeper, and then there was no looking back for him.

On the tour to England, he cemented his position as a Pakistani wicketkeeper and made a mark with his bat. Pakistan found their long-term keeper and vice-captain in the Test format. He soon made his way to white ball format. 2019 was the real turning point for Mohammad Rizwan.

Still, there were doubts that Rizwan does not fit well in the T20 format. He shattered all such accusations with his performance in 2021. He scored 104 against South Africa, followed by seven half-centuries.

In 2021, Mohammad Rizwan became the player to score the most runs in a single year in the T20I format. He also showed immense progress in PSL (Pakistan Super League), won the title for his team Multan Sultans, and became the second-highest run scorer in the tournament.

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