Mohammad Rizwan waged a lone war for Pakistan during the recently concluded fourth T20I against New Zealand, where his side posted 158/5 while batting first. New Zealand comfortably chased down the target in the 19th overs to extend their lead to 4-0 in the series.

Rizwan carried his bat through the innings, scoring 90 runs from 60 balls, laced with six fours and two sixes. However, he is facing heavy criticism on social media for his inferior strike-rate in terms of T20I cricket.

This makes a causal fan wonder why are fans trolling a player who top-scored as well as scored more than 50% of the team’s runs.

On a tricky pitch of Hagley Oval, Pakistan lost wickets at an alarming rate while Mohammad Rizwan played cautiously from the other end. However, at one point he played 26 consecutive balls without scoring a boundary, which slowed down the scoring rate.

Rizwan’s 90 came at a strike-rate of 142.85, which was third-best among Pakistan batters, however, the sample size of other batter is small to compare.

Mohammad Nawaz was the second-highest scorer with 21 off 9 at strike-rate of 233.33, while, Babar Azam’s strike-rate was 172.72, who scored 19 off 11.

But fans are criticizing Rizwan’s intent throughout the innings, calling his innings selfish despite the fact that he scored most runs.

Let us know what do you think in the comments, whether Rizwan was the culprit for Pakistan’s loss today or he somehow saved some grace amidst crumbling batting performance by others.

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