Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan’s star batter, scored 131 runs against Sri Lanka, which helped the team beat the best run score in the history of the ICC World Cup. He then dedicated his century to the besieged Palestinians in Gaza who are reeling from Israeli attacks that don’t seem to care who they hit.
Mohammad Rizwan dedicates century to Gazans besieged
Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by six wickets on Tuesday in Hyderabad, India, by chasing down a record-high score of 345 runs in 48.2 overs. Rizwan got 131 runs without being out, and he and opener Abdullah Shafique (113 runs) made it possible to reach the difficult 345-run goal with 10 balls to spare.
“This was for our friends and family in Gaza.” “Happy to help win,” Rizwan wrote on X, which used to be Twitter.
The star batter said that the win was due to the whole team, but Abdullah Shafique and Hassan Ali made it easy. When Rizwan thanked the Indian fans, he said, “Extremely grateful to the people of Hyderabad for the amazing hospitality and support throughout.”