'Unfair decision for sure' - Shoaib Akhtar wanted Babar Azam to win Player of the Tournament award

‘Unfair decision for sure’ – Shoaib Akhtar wanted Babar Azam to win Player of the Tournament award

Babar Azam scored 303 runs in 6 innings in the 2021 T20 World Cup, and scored them at a superb average of 60.60, emerging as the leading run-scorer in the competition.

Shoaib Akhtar speaking
Shoaib Akhtar speaking. (Photo Source: Facebook)

Aaron Finch’s Australia lifted their maiden T20 World Cup Trophy on 14th November 2021, beating the New Zealand side with 8 wickets in hand in the summit clash of the tournament. And, Australian batsman David Warner won the Player of the Tournament award.

Warner emerged as the second-highest run-scorer of the competition and plundered 289 runs in 7 innings at an average of 48.17 and a strike rate in excess of 145. However, former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar is not happy with Warner winning the Player of the Tournament award.

According to Akhtar, Babar Azam should have won the award. Akhtar even tweeted that Azam not winning the award is unfair. Azam scored 303 runs in 6 innings in the 2021 T20 World Cup, and scored them at a superb average of 60.60, emerging as the leading run-scorer in the competition.

“Was really looking forward to see Babar Azam becoming Man of the Tournament. Unfair decision for sure,” tweeted Shoaib Akhtar.

You can see the tweet from Shoaib Akhtar below

Pakistan was knocked out in the semi-final stages of the 2021 T20 World Cup

The Australian side won their first-ever T20 World Cup title and got the better of New Zealand in the final of the competition. Australia chased down a stiff target of 173 set by the Kiwis, with Mitchell Marsh and David Warner scoring superb half-centuries.

On the other hand, the Pakistan side was knocked out of the T20 World Cup in the semi-final stages. In the semi-final, Pakistan posted a good total of 176/4 against Australia, but the kangaroos chased down the target set by the ‘Men in Green’ with 5 wickets and an over to spare.

In the semi-final, it was David Warner who stepped up for the Australian side, scoring a quickfire 30-ball 49 at the top of the order. Apart from Warner, Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade also contributed quickfire cameos as well to help Australia beat Pakistan.