Pakistan captain Babar Azam has bagged the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year. He scored 2598 runs in 44 matches at an average of 54.12 with eight centuries and 15 half-centuries in 2022.
For the second time in a row, a player from Pakistan has received Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy with Shaheen Afridi winning it last year.
“It’s hard to believe that Babar Azam even further elevated his game during 2022 as the inspirational skipper broke more individual records and ensured Pakistan’s star continued to shine brightly,” the ICC said in a press release.
“Babar was the only player to breach the 2000-run mark during the calendar year across all formats.
“His haul of eight hundreds and 17 fifties during the calendar year was Babar’s best of his career to date and there’s no doubt the dynamic right-hander is currently at the top of his game.”