Pillow talk: Rizwan spills the beans on his new fluffy travel buddy

Pillow talk: Rizwan spills the beans on his new fluffy travel buddy

Our beloved opener has been spotted carrying one around while travelling multiple times and the internet was intrigued.
Updated 16 Nov, 2021

Cricketer Mohammad Rizwan Khan recently made the internet a more wholesome place after being photographed carrying around a large, fluffy pillow at airports. Our timelines were full of memes wondering why the cricketer lugged the pillow around and now we finally know why, courtesy of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

It was hard to miss Rizwan carrying a pillow at airports while travelling this past week, pictures of which were religiously documented on social media.

Many fawned over his enduring love for his fluffy companion.

A true love story, they said.

And now we finally know why he was cuddling it with it. The PCB recently posted an interview of Rizwan on social media in which the cricketer answered the internet's burning question about his pillow. Turns out the reason addresses a health related issue for the cricketer. "This is a medicated pillow," he said in the video. "Keepers usually always face some neck related troubles."

"We have to wear a helmet when we're jumping up and down to wicket keep, we wear it while fielding and batting. The neck gets really stiff because of this. People recommended me a medicated pillow for this and this really brings me a lot of peace when I sleep at night. As you know, sleep is a big part of the recovery process and that's why I carry it around everywhere. People see me carrying it around because I don't want to chance missing it for even one night. If I can go through the trouble of carrying it around, using it regularly can help me speed up my recovery."

Rizwan was a key member of the Pakistan cricket team this tournament and really gave the game his all. He even went from the ICU to the cricket pitch to play the Pakistan versus Australia semi-final.

Pictures of Rizwan and his pillow are now a national treasure and we're pretty grateful to the PCB for letting us know why the cricketer is frequently seen with one in hand. Their social media game has been pretty strong this season, allowing cricket fans to really get to know the players they've come to admire both on and off the field and we really like it.


Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Nov 16, 2021 04:22pm
Better safe than sorry.
MansoorK Nov 16, 2021 06:42pm
I don't know why he has not given a break from this tour of Bangladesh. He is an asset and should be utilized with care.
Truth be told Nov 16, 2021 06:50pm
His career is limited. If he has to rely on pillows in the peak of his career. Tell him to see a proper physician and refrain from temporary relief gimmicks. Needs to strengthen his neck muscles.
Waseem, Canada Nov 16, 2021 07:24pm
Why can’t people mind their own business?
Five Rivers Nov 16, 2021 08:00pm
Mohd. Rizwan our national hero. Get well soon Tiger.
NYS Nov 17, 2021 12:09am
This pillow worth security blanket for Rizwan
Faisal Nov 17, 2021 03:01am
What a great find for Pakistan cricket.
TPA Nov 17, 2021 03:46am
Rizwan is just an attention seeker
Tadka Nov 17, 2021 08:52am
His PR agency is quite active these days
Anonymouseee Nov 17, 2021 11:44am
A big fan of Rizwan here.
Rizman Nov 17, 2021 12:00pm
From icu to ground in 2 days and playing with highest lavel of sport wow. Even MJ took break for 3 days
Gujjardaveer Nov 17, 2021 12:18pm
@Truth be told rightly said. He needs to do neck exercises. Seems PCB Medicare panel is still catching up
M. Saeed Nov 17, 2021 02:38pm
Medicated pillow for neck pain relief? Wonderful.
Yawar Nov 17, 2021 11:49pm
There is nothing fake about our national hero Mohd Rizwan. What a gem of a person.
ChakaKhan Nov 18, 2021 07:08am
He should have taken a break from this “ Less Relevant “ series . Guy is screaming for a break , pillow and all .
Zeeshan Riaz Nov 18, 2021 03:09pm
Nobody cares..
amu Nov 18, 2021 09:05pm
sensible man