Other than Azam, the ICC had nominated Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, South Africa’s Janneman Malan, and Eire’s Paul Stirling for the award.
That is the third consecutive honour for Babar as ICC had earlier picked his because the captain for ODI Crew of the Yr and T20I Crew of the Yr.
In his acceptance speech, the skipper thanked followers, household, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the ICC, and his workforce for supporting and boosting his morale.
Babar Azam stated he believes his finest knock within the 12 months was towards England at Edgbaston, which was additionally his career-best.
“I used to be truly struggling there, however that knock gave me quite a lot of confidence,” he stated.
On the South Africa tour, Babar praised the performances of Fakahar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq — and didn’t depart himself out.
“My intention is to attain runs in each nation and on the house of the opponents. It was my objective and that collection [against South Africa] was fairly useful for us,” he added.