The has named Pakistan’s ace left-arm bowler Shaheen Afridi the player of the year (ICC). Shaheen’s outstanding efforts in all three formats of the game in 2021 have been recognized, and he is the first Pakistani player to get the coveted accolade.
Shaheen is the fourth Pakistani player to receive an ICC award this year. Previously, Mohammad Rizwan was named T20I player of the year, Babar Azam was named ODI player of the year, and Fatima Sana was named emerging player of the year. Shaheen’s win caps off a memorable year for Pakistani cricketers, who dominated the ICC awards for 2021.
The 21-year-old was outstanding in all three forms. With 47 wickets at an average of 17.06 in 9 matches, he concluded as the second-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. In the six ODIs he played in the calendar year, he took eight wickets at an average of 41.37, and he took 23 wickets at an average of 41.37. an economy rate of 7.86 in 21 T20I matches in 2021.
Shaheen’s heroics helped Pakistan win a record 20 T20Is in a calendar year, the most by any team. Due to his outstanding efforts in red-ball cricket, Pakistan also had the greatest Test victory Percentage in the year.
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The express pacer claimed that his finest performance of the year came against archrival India in the T20 World Cup in 2021. As Pakistan cruised to a 10-wicket victory over their opponents, Shaheen demolished India’s top-order.