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Mohammad Rizwan named as the World’s Leading T20 Cricketer in 2021 by Wisden.
In the Wisden Almanack for 2022, Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan has been named the World’s Leading T20 Cricketer. Rizwan made history last year by being the first T20 cricketer to score over 2,000 runs in a calendar year. In 2021, he racked up 2,036 runs in 45 innings, averaging 56.55 runs per inning.
He also became the first player in T20 international history to score 1,000 runs in a calendar year. In international cricket, he has 1,326 runs at an average of 73.66 for 2021 runs.
“Twenty20 batting is a volatile, high-variance occupation: boom-boom or bust. Occasionally, a player produces a purple patch to rise above the hurly-burly. But no one has had a year of such sustained run-scoring as Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan.
“Never mind seeing it well: he was batting as if blessed with foresight. And in a sense he was. After starring in Pakistan’s ten-wicket demolition of India at the T20 World Cup, his clarity of purpose was summed up by a viral video from the ICC that spliced his pre-game routine of visualisation alongside the boundaries he struck during his 55-ball 79,” he wrote.
“In all T20 cricket, he made 2,036 at 56. No one — not Chris Gayle, not Virat Kohli, not Rizwan’s opening partner, Babar Azam, who last year scored 1,779 himself — had ever got near 2,000,” Alan Gardner noted.