The winners have been introduced in a digital digital present, which was offered by Roha Nadeem and Sikander Bakht and is obtainable on the PCB’s YouTube channel.
“Mohammad Rizwan has gained the PCB’s Most Helpful Cricketer of the Yr award following a stellar 2021 through which he scored 455 Take a look at, 134 ODI (One-Day Worldwide) and 1,326 T20I (Twenty20 Worldwide) runs, moreover accounting for 56 batsmen behind the wickets throughout all codecs,” the PCB’s assertion stated.
Rizwan beat skipper Babar Azam and teammates Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi to bag the award.
Furthermore, he was additionally “unanimously chosen by an unbiased panel because the T20I Cricketer of the Yr”, the assertion stated.
Following the wins, the assertion quoted Rizwan as saying: “I really feel humbled and honoured to have been adjudged Pakistan’s Most Helpful Cricketer of 2021. That is the PCB’s most prestigious award and to be recognised for my contributions within the staff’s superlative performances throughout all codecs in 2021 in such a method provides me large satisfaction and happiness.”
“I assumed I had an distinctive 12 months within the shortest format of the sport once I was capable of hit a century early within the 12 months towards South Africa after which carry that confidence and momentum for the remainder of the 12 months,” he added.
“I give lots of credit score to our bowlers who bowled their hearts out and didn’t let the strain get onto the batters by sustaining sustained strain on the opponents all year long,” he additional said.
Whereas Rizwan gained the title of Most Helpful Cricketer of the Yr, Hasan Ali was named the Take a look at Cricketer of the Yr “for his 41 wickets in 9 Checks, together with a 10-for, 5 five-fors and two participant of the match and one participant of the collection awards,” the PCB introduced.
Talking about his win, he stated: “Take a look at cricket is the head format of the sport and to be adjudged because the Take a look at Cricketer of the Yr is a proud second for me. Final 12 months was kind of a comeback 12 months for me after I had missed worldwide cricket in 2020 as a result of an harm. I used to be not solely capable of make a profitable return to worldwide cricket but in addition performed my half within the staff’s total success in 2021.”
He termed taking 10 wickets towards South Africa in Rawalpindi in his second Take a look at in practically two years and serving to Pakistan win the collection 2-0 as one of many highlights of his efficiency throughout the 12 months.
It was “a really completely satisfied second that set the stage for the remaining a part of the 12 months”, he stated.
Furthermore, Babar Azam, Pakistan’s captain in all codecs, bagged the ODI Cricketer of the Yr award for accumulating 405 runs in six ODIs with two centuries and a half-century, the PCB’s assertion stated.
It added that “Shaheen Shah Afridi’s three for 31 towards India on October 24 in Dubai within the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2021 gained him the Impactful Efficiency of the Yr award.”
“This efficiency modified the outlook of the aspect because it not solely defeated India by 10 wickets however remained unbeaten within the league matches till they misplaced a heartbreaking match to Australia within the semi-final,” the PCB assertion stated.
On his accomplishment, Afridi stated: “I’m extraordinarily completely satisfied that my efficiency towards our conventional rivals in a world occasion has been chosen because the Impactful Efficiency of the Yr. For the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup, the staff needed an aggressive, fearless and convincing begin to set the tone for the remainder of the occasion and I’m delighted that I used to be capable of present precisely that.”
Amongst different winners, Mohammad Wasim Junior bagged the Rising Cricketer of the Yr for his 45 wickets in 2021, together with 15 wickets in his first 12 months of worldwide cricket, and Nida Dar was named because the Girls’s Cricketer of the Yr after aggregating 604 runs and taking 25 wickets.
Sahibzada Farhan gained the Home Cricketer of the Yr following his 487 runs within the Pakistan Cup, 447 runs within the Nationwide T20 and 935 runs within the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy.
For the second successive 12 months, PCB’s elite match officers voted Asif Yaqoob because the Umpire of the Yr.
Pakistan cricket staff’s go to to the Namibia dressing room following their 45-run victory to congratulate and admire them on their qualification for his or her maiden ICC Males’s T20 World Cup and reaching the Tremendous-12 stage gained them the Spirit of Cricket award.
In line with the PCB’s assertion, the winners have been chosen by an unbiased panel comprising former cricketers Rashid Latif and Marina Iqbal, broadcaster Tariq Saeed, statistician Mazher Arshad and journalists Majid Bhatti, Mohammad Yaqoob, Mohi Shah, Rizwan Ali, Shahid Hashmi and Sohail Imran.
Following the announcement of the awards, PCB Chairperson Ramiz Raja congratulated the winners.
“On behalf of the PCB, I need to congratulate every award winner. They deserve all of the applause and accolades for his or her large consistency throughout all codecs in troublesome instances that impressed their sides to excellent performances all through 2021, which have been broadly acknowledged by the Pakistan cricket followers,” the assertion quoted him as saying.