Shoaib Akhtar, a former Pakistan fast-bowler, was disappointed with the T20 World Cup 2021 committee’s decision on the Player of the Tournament.
For his consecutive match-winning innings in the semifinal and final, Australian opener David Warner was named Player of the Tournament. With 289 runs, he was the tournament’s second-highest run-scorer.
However, Akhtar believes that Pakistan’s Captain Babar Azam, who was the tournament’s leading run-scorer with 303 runs and four half-centuries, should have received this award.
The speedster, who was in the stadium for the final, took to Twitter to criticize the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) “unfair decision.”
“I was really looking forward to seeing Babar Azam emerge as the tournament’s man of the match.” The unfair decision, to say the least.”
West Indies batsman Sherfane Rutherford was also taken aback by the decision.
“I’m surprised Babar Azam isn’t the Tournament’s Player of the Year.” “Tired decision,” Rutherford tweeted, adding a thumbs-down emoji.
Australia defeated New Zealand by eight wickets in the T20 World Cup final on Sunday, claiming their first shortest format title thanks to match-winning fifties from Mitchell Marsh and David Warner. Kane Williamson’s 48-ball 85 helped New Zealand to a competitive total of 172-4. The Kiwis, on the other hand, failed to defend it in a recap of the 2015 World Cup final.