Dale Steyn, a former South African fast bowler, has revealed his choice for the player of the tournament in the ongoing 2021 T20 World Cup. Steyn believes Pakistan’s all-format captain, Babar Azam, will be named the tournament’s player of the year.
Steyn revealed his choice during a Q&A session on his official Twitter account. Steyn responded to a Twitter user’s question about which player is most likely to win the tournament at the end of the competition.
Pakistan’s star batter, Babar Azam, has been in sublime form in the tournament, scoring four half-centuries in five matches.
In addition, he is currently leading the tournament in runs scored. In 5 matches, Babar has scored 264 runs at an average of 66.00 and a strike rate of 128.15. The 27-year-old will be determined to maintain his strong form in Pakistan’s semi-final match against Australia and lead the national team to their third T20 World Cup final.
Babar has already broken the jinx of World Cup matches against India by becoming the first Pakistani captain to defeat the arch-rivals. Babar will also be attempting to become the first Pakistani captain to defeat Australia in a T20 World Cup knock-out match.