No Pakistani Has Ever Won Player of the Tournament in U19 World Cups

No Pakistani Has Ever Won Player of the Tournament in U19 World Cups
No Pakistani Has Ever Won Player of the Tournament in U19 World Cups
No Pakistani Has Ever Won Player of the Tournament in U19 World Cups

The Under-19 Cricket World Cup is the ideal platform for young and aspiring cricketers to exhibit their talent to the rest of the world while also accelerating their progression to the senior team. Babar Azam and Virat Kohli are good instances of how winning the Under-19 Cricket World Cup can catapult a batsman to the highest echelons of the international game.

Over the years, a slew of players has competed in the Under-19 Cricket World Cups and proven their worth by putting up outstanding performances. Eight players who won the man of the tournament award in the previous 11 tournaments went on to represent their country at the highest level.

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Unfortunately for Pakistan, no player has ever won the Under-19 Cricket World Cup Player of the Tournament honor.

In 2004 and 2006, Pakistan won the mega event both times. Even in championship campaigns, no Pakistani player earned the player of the tournament award; instead, Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara, now prominent Indian cricketers, won the accolade in those two tournaments.

Babar Azam, Pakistan’s all-format captain, was one of the tournament’s standout performers in both of his appearances, although he did not win the award.

Take a look at the players who have received Player of the Tournament accolades at the U19 World Cups:

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