Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan was nominated as the ICC Men’s T20I Player of The Year 2021 for his exploits in the format throughout the year. He scored 1,326 runs in only 29 matches at an average of 73.66 and a strike rate of 134.89 in 2021. The opening partnerships that he formed with skipper Babar Azam became a feature of his batting throughout the last year.
On receiving this award, Mohammad Rizwan dedicated it to his fans and teammates of the Pakistan Cricket Team. The right-hander was one of the shining batting talents that was unearthed in the past year.
Want To Thank Teammates, Support Staff Who Helped Me: Mohammad Rizwan
“I had an exceptional year in the shortest format of the game, and I am thankful to all my colleagues and peers for voting me as the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year. This award gives me further motivation and incentive to do even better in 2022 and beyond for Pakistan so that we can collectively achieve our objective of being the top T20I playing side and in the process enhancing our fan-base,” said Rizwan as per an official ICC release.
“I want to thank all my team-mates and coaching staff who helped me throughout the year by preparing and training me well enough to contribute to Pakistan’s successes. As cricket is a team sport, I would like to dedicate this award to my teammates and fans,” he added.
Tammy Beaumont won the ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of The Year Award for his exploits with the bat in the format. She was England’s highest run-scorer and third-highest overall in the world in 2021.
“It’s a huge privilege to win the ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year Award. I’ve worked incredibly hard on my T20 game in the last few years. My T20I career has had its ups and downs and I don’t think I’ve always been known for my T20 abilities, so this award gives me a huge amount of confidence,” said Tammy Beaumont.