Babar Azam is going through the best phase of his career. We say this because the International Cricket Council (ICC) has given Azam the reins to captain the honorary line-up, just as in the T20I eleven.
In the official post by ICC, we could see the list of players with a (C) next to Azam’s, indicating he’s the captain.
Power-hitters, terrific all-rounders, fiery pacers 🔥
The 2021 ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year has all the bases covered 🤩 pic.twitter.com/R2SCJl04kQ
— ICC (@ICC) January 20, 2022
Earlier on January 19, it also named Azam captain of its T20I Team of the Year.
The ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Year certainly packs a punch 👊
— ICC (@ICC) January 19, 2022
The T20I team, announced by the ICC features Jos Butler, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Aiden Markram, Mitchell Marsh, David Miller, Tabraiz Shamsi, Josh Hazlewood, Wanindu Hasanranga, Mustafizur Rahman and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Azam fans are super excited and expressed their happiness on Twitter. Check out their reactions.
🥇 No. 1 ODI batter
🥇 Joint top-ranked T20I batter
👑 Captain of ICC Men’s ODI team of the year
👑 Captain of ICC Men’s T20I team of the year@babarazam258
𝐖𝐞’𝐫𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐫𝐚 𝐨𝐟 𝐁𝐚𝐛𝐚𝐫 𝐀𝐳𝐚𝐦#ICCAwards #Pakistan@TheRealPCB pic.twitter.com/EyTcnKO4ZK
— 🆄🆂🅼🅰🅽 عثمان (@UsmanKbol) January 21, 2022
— FI (@amFarooq_) January 20, 2022
— CricMady (@CricMady) January 20, 2022
Babar Azam becomes the first ever Pakistani player to be named as Captain of ICC ODI team of the year.
— Team Babar Azam (@Team_BabarAzam) January 20, 2022
— SHAH 🇵🇰♥ (@SyedParuShah) January 19, 2022
— HuzaifaPatel (Kings) 🇵🇰🖤 (@huzaifpatelsays) January 21, 2022
— Junaid Khawar (@jjkhawar) January 19, 2022
— Nouman.D (@Nouman24655679) January 20, 2022