Pakistan’s left-arm seamer Shaheen Afridi has received the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year for 2021. Afridi had an unforgettable 2021, claiming a complete of seventy eight wickets in 36 global suits at a median of 22.20. England captain Joe Root, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan had been the alternative nominees for the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy. The award is given to the fine usual performer in men’s global cricket in a year.
Afridi turned into one Pakistan’s pinnacle performers all through a memorable T20 World Cup 2021 campaign. He claimed seven wickets in six video games because the former champions reached the semi-finals. The 21-year-old’s standout overall performance got here in opposition to India in Dubai, whilst he brushed off Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul affordably and lower back on the dying to say the scalp of Virat Kohli. He turned into the Player of the Match for his overall performance of three for 31 as Pakistan registered their maiden win in opposition to India in a World Cup encounter.