If 20 minutes late, both my windpipes would have burst: Rizwan
Shortly after Rizwan played a heroic innings of 67 against Australia in the 2nd semi of the T20 World Cup, images of the Pakistan opener laying in a hospital bed emerged.
Maksud HaqueDesk Reporter
Pakistan batter Mohammad Rizwan, who made a full recovery, has shared details of the seriousness of the injury during the ICC Twenty/20 World Cup and recalled what he was told by the on duty nurses upon admission.
The Pakistan batter, who made a full recovery, has shared details of the seriousness of the injury and recalled what he was told by the nurses upon admission.
"When I reached the hospital, I wasn't breathing. And the nurses told me that my windpipes were choked. They were not telling me anything. I was told that I would get better by morning and discharged.
During the afternoon, I was told that I will be discharged in the evening. So, I asked one of the nurses and then I was told that had it been late in reaching the hospital by 20 minutes, both my windpipes would have burst. You will have to be there for two nights or more," Rizwan told Cricket Pakistan.
Rizwan was hospitalised and remained in the ICU due to a severe chest infection. He had been suffering from intermittent fever, persistent cough, and chest tightness for 3-5 days before being hospitalised. After the tests were conducted, the results confirmed that Rizwan had severe laryngeal infection leading to an esophageal spasm and bronchospasm.
Earlierl, batting coach Matthew Hayden revealed in an interview to the host broadcaster that Rizwan was ill even until the day before the match but managed to muster the courage to turn up for the crunch tie.