Dubai [UAE]February 8 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) named Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant ICC Men’s Player of the Month in January 2021 on Monday for his performance in the two Tests against Australia, in which he scored a 97 and one scored an unbeaten 89 in Brisbane, which led India to a historic series victory over arch-rivals Australia.
The South African Shabnim Ismail was named ICC Player of the Month in January 2021 for her achievements in three ODIs and two T20Is in January 2021. Ismail took seven wickets in the victorious ODI series against Pakistan before taking five wickets in the second T20I against the same opposition.
Fans were treated to sensational cricket in January, making being named first player of the month an extremely competitive affair. The ICC Player of the Month Awards recognize and celebrate the best achievements by male and female cricketers in all forms of international cricket throughout the year.
“I am delighted to receive the first ICC Player of the Month award for men. Contributing to a team win is the ultimate reward for any athlete, but such initiatives motivate young people like me to get better every time. I dedicate this award Every member of Team India who contributed to our victory in Australia and all of my fans who voted for me, “Pant said in a statement.
Commenting on Pant’s first player of the month award for ICC Men, Ramiz Raja, representative of the ICC Voting Academy, said: “Both times, Pant played under pressure in two different challenges: to draw a game and to win a game. He showed his versatility of skills in both strokes, with the clincher being his temperament. “
In response to her prize win, Ismail said, “Winning ICC Woman’s Player of the Month in January just goes to show that all the hard work I put in during suspension paid off for me. This award would not have been possible without her For my teammates and I am grateful and grateful for all of your support. Also, many thanks to all my fans and friends around the world for voting, it really meant a lot to me. And finally, a special thank you to my family, who for was there and supported me all the way. “(ANI)
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