Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has said that the snubbing of Babar Azam for the Player Of The Tournament award despite ending as the highest run-getter in the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2021 was unfair
The Rawalpindi Express called it an “unfair decision” to hand the award to Australian opener David Warner who helped Australia get over teams like Pakistan and New Zealand in two high-pressure games. Warner scored 289 runs in seven matches as an astonishing average of 48.16 and a strike-rate of over 140, NDTV reported.
However, Babar ended at the top rung of the ladder as he scored 303 runs in one game less than Warner at an unheard T20 average of 60.60.
Here’s what Akhtar had to say about the decision:
“Was really looking forward to see @babarazam258 becoming Man of the Tournament. Unfair decision for sure.” Akhtar tweeted.