Rizwan on Friday guided Pakistan to a respectable total amid the middle order collapse witnessed by the Azhar Ali-led side.
Manjrekar hailed Rizwan’s gutsy innings and said the variety of shots makes the right-handed cricketer an all-weather batsman.
“This Mohd Rizwan can bat! He can drive well off the front foot & at the same time play the pull & the cut superbly. This makes him an ‘all-weather’ batsman. No wonder his top 3 scores in Tests so far have come in Aus and Eng,” Manjrekar tweeted.
This Mohd Rizwan can bat! He can drive well off the front foot & at the same time play the pull & the cut superbly… https://t.co/trxGRFWncP
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) 1597474088000
The start of play on day two was delayed due to the wet outfield. Resuming from 126/5, Pakistan lost overnight batsman Babar Azam early as he was caught behind the stumps by Jos Buttler off Stuart Broad.
Pakistan kept losing wickets at regular intervals but Rizwan played cautiously and took his side to a respectable total before the close of play.
Rizwan is unbeaten on 60* while Naseem Shah is not out at 1* as Pakistan reached 223/9 at stumps.