ICC under fire for not naming Babar Azam as T20 World Cup Player of the Tournament

Babar Azam finished the tournament with the most runs to his name.

Babar Azam scored the most runs in the ICC T20 world cup

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is under fire for its decision to name David Warner as the Player of the Tournament  for the ICC T20 World Cup. Millions of fans around the world think that Babar Azam, having scored the most runs in the tournament, deserved the award.

Babar Azam scored 303 runs in 6 matches at an average of 60.60 and a strike rate of 126.25 in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. He smashed four half-centuries in the tournament.

On the other hand, Australia’s David Warner finished the tournament as the second highest runs scorer with 289 runs in 7 matches. Pakistan’s Muhammad Rizwan was just eight runs behind the Aussie cricketer with a much better average.

Reacting to the ICC’s decision, former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar termed it unfair. “Was really looking forward to see @babarazam258 becoming Man of the Tournament. Unfair decision for sure,” tweeted Shoaib Akhtar. 

West Indies cricketer, Sherfane Rutherford, also expressed his disappointment over the “tired decision.”

Cricket fans also recalled how Virat Kohli was awarded the Player of the Tournament in the 2016 T20 World Cup despite India getting knocked out in the semi final just like Pakistan. Here’s what the fans have to say:

Do you think Babar Azam should have been awarded the ICC T20 World Cup Player of The Tournament Award instead of David Warner? Share your thoughts in the comments bar below. 


  • Warner was also one of the strongest contenders. He alone has lift Australia’s batting to WC glory… No one else was firing in Aus team except Warner. well deserved!!

  • Even wasim akram justification seems nonsense as Warner played in crucial time and lead Australia, babar in all matches led the foundation and played an important role. It’s surprising how they choose Warner.

  • @ICC is nothing but INDIAN CRICKET COUNCIL, so not really surprised to see PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT given to anyone but a deserving PAKISTANI PLAYER!

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