Pakistan all format skipper Babar Azam was on Monday voted as the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for March.
Babar played some thrilling knocks in Pakistan’s multi-format series against Australia recently.
In the recently concluded Benaud-Qadir Trophy against Australia, Azam was the third-highest run-scorer after Usman Khwaja and Abdullah Shafique.
For his brilliant performances in series against Australia, Pakistan captain Babar Azam has been voted the ICC Player of the Month 🙌
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— Cricket Pakistan (@cricketpakcompk) April 11, 2022
Babar Azam’s Performance Against Australia
He scored 390 runs at an average of 78 which included two half-centuries and a century.
It was because of his brilliant knock of 196 runs in the second Test at Karachi, that the match drew against Australia.
ICC Player of the Month for March:
There could be only one.@babarazam258 pic.twitter.com/KkNSJQaM4C
— Gray-Nicolls (@graynics) April 11, 2022
Babar’s outstanding performance in the three-match ODI series against Australia in March made him a standout player in international cricket.
His score of 57 and 114 – helped his side to win the ODI series 2-1.
The Pakistan captain received the award ahead of West Indies’ Kraigg Brathwaite and Australian Test skipper Pat Cummins and in doing so he became the first player to win the ICC Men’s Player of the month award on two occasions.
Daren Ganga On Babar’s Tremendous Performance
Speaking about Azam’s tremendous performance in March, Daren Ganga who is a member of the voting panel and former West Indies former played said
“Babar wins the award not only because of the significant glut of runs scored during Pakistan vs Australia tour but also because of his success with the bat across formats.”
“Being able to fulfill the burden of expectation as a captain and batter for Pakistan as host to an Australian team visiting after 24 years is a monumental achievement.”
Babar Azam Career Summary
Runs – 2851
Avg – 45.98
CAN THE SKIPPER BRING BACK THE OLD PAKISTAN DOMINATION?
Babar’s consistent performance and nice leadership skills are bringing him into the limelight.
He is been compared with the greatest legends of the game and people are expecting him to bring back the old Pakistan Cricket Team that dominated the world.
With many years left in cricket, it will be interesting to see how Babar helps his team to clinch at the top.
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