The captain of the Pakistan cricket team Babar Azam has been named ICC Men’s ODI cricketer of the Year. Azam has scored 405 runs in 6 ODIs in 2021 at an average of 67.50 and scored 2 centuries.
Azam said thanks to the fans who encouraged me, I am lucky to have such a brilliant team with me. Babar’s performance in 2021 has been recognized by ICC, he was called a “lone warrior” in the series against England. earlier than that, Babar was honored by ICC as the captain of the ODI Team of the Year, and the T20I Team of the Year. he further said;
I was actually struggling there, but that knock gave me a lot of confidence, My aim is to score runs in every country and at the home of the opponents. It was my goal and that series against South Africa was quite helpful for us.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has congratulated Azam on winning this award.
Reaction on Twitter on Azam named ICC player of the year
Since the end of CWC19,
Babar Azam averages (77.20) with strike rate (106.77) in ODIs.
Babar Azam in (2021) became the first Pakistan batsman to be ranked No.1 in ODI rankings since Mohammad Yousuf (2003).
Congratulations 👑 Babar Azam, ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year 2021.
— 𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐠 👑 (@imtheguy007) January 24, 2022
Congratulations King Babar Azam….. all those Mathew Wade lovers and LQ fans who were running agenda against King Babar are in the mud right now and that’s where they belong. pic.twitter.com/OmIjhfNcil
— Usama Zafar (@Usama7) January 24, 2022
World's ODI No.1 & highest ranked Int'l batsman Babar Azam is the ODI cricketer of the year 2021. 405 ODI runs in just 6 inns. Scored 103, 31 & 94 in South Africa and his ODI career best 158 in England as a tribute to India's 158 allout in Champions Trophy final 2017 #KingBabar👑
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) January 24, 2022
How it started. How it's going
— َ𝗱𝗮𝗻ı_Î_𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗽§َ (@DanielSamsDolan) January 24, 2022
* ICC ODI Cricketer of the year.
* ICC ODI Captain of the year.
* ICC T20I Captain of the year.
First-ever Pakistani to do all these in a calendar year, Babar Azam 💯 pic.twitter.com/sjzegQwCex
— KH SAKIB 🇧🇩 (@Crickettalkss) January 24, 2022