Pakistani opener batsman and wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan has been named as the Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year by the top cricket governing body following a stellar year in the shortest format of the game.
The star batman ruled the roost in the shortest format of the game in 2021. He amassed staggering 1,326 runs in only 29 matches and struck at an average of 73.66 and a strike rate of 134.89. Rizwan struck 196 fours in these games which is also the highest by any batter in T20s in 2021.
Apart from his top-notch batting, the 29-year-old was as solid as ever behind the stumps, playing a crucial role in Green shirts’ advancement to the semis during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
“Sheer Consistency, indomitable spirit, and some breathtaking knocks”, ICC wrote on official Twitter after naming him as the best player in the limited-overs format.