March 29, 2023

Islamabad, Pakistan – National cricket group captain Babar Azam ended up being the 2nd Pakistani gamer to win the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Sir Garfield Sobers award for cricketer of the year.

Azam likewise bagged the males’s one day global (ODI) gamer of the year for 2nd year running for his impressive efficiency in the format.

He was the just batter in global cricket who handled to cross more than 2,500 runs in all formats in 2015, while likewise leading the group to the finals of World T20 in Australia and Asia Cup.

The Pakistani captain scored his perform at approximately 54, with 8 centuries throughout formats.

In a video message, Azam revealed his delight at signing up with the ranks of a few of the “renowned and highly regarded names” of the video game.

“I continue to admire these gamers in addition to champs of the past for motivation, inspiration, and enhancement. As cricket is a group sport, this acknowledgment and accomplishment would not have actually been possible without the frustrating assistance of my household, group, fans, and the organization, to all of whom I am significantly indebted and glad,” he stated.

Amazing numbers

Azam, who won the ODI gamer of the year award in 2021 also, stays the world’s leading ODI batter and handled to score more than 600 runs in simply 9 matches in 2022.

His test numbers were exceptional also, as he scored more than 1,000 runs in the format. Nevertheless, his group failed; Pakistan stopped working to win a single test match in 2015 in spite of playing 8 – all on house soil.

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England’s Ben Stokes won the best test player of the award while India’s Suryakumar Yadav captured the T20 player of the year award.

Stokes, also the captain of the English test group, which is credited with bringing a blazing, aggressive style of cricket in the longest format, had a stellar year.

He scored more than 800 runs and picked up 26 wickets, all while captaining his team to nine wins out of 10 matches this year, including a clean sweep in Pakistan.

Thanking the ICC, the jury and the fans for the award, Stirs said it was down to his teammates and management.

“We are enjoying our cricket and love having fun wherever we play. The way in which we approach Test cricket is to excite the fans and making it a spectacle for everyone to get behind and enjoy regardless of the result for England,” he said in a video message.

India’s Yadav had a remarkable year where he scored more than 1,100 runs in the shortest and the most frantic format, at an unbelievable strike rate of more than 187.

He scored two centuries and 9 half-centuries in 2022 in the format, in addition to 68 6s, the most by any private in a year.