Wasim Akram says David Warner won Australia matches single-handedly on most occasions
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has explained the reason behind naming Australia's David Warner as the player of the tournament for the T20 World Cup.
The Pakistani fans were disappointed over Babar Azam not being awarded the player of the competition as he scored the most runs.
Babar was the top run-scorer in the event with 303 runs, at a strike-rate of 126.
Meanwhile, David Warner, who bagged the player of the tournament award, was the second highest run-scorer with 289 runs.
The legendary pacer said that the jury, nominated by the ICC, considers many things while picking the best player.
"It doesn't have to be most runs, they have also seen the impact," said Akram on A Sports.
"They saw which particular player during the tournament had an impact from his performances on the side and Warner won Australia matches single-handedly on most occasions. They also lifted the World Cup which was the icing on the cake," he added.
Akram concluded that there's no personal agenda of ICC as they also announced the jury members at the post-match presser, who collectively decided the name.
It must be noted that Australia clinched their maiden Twenty20 World Cup title after fiery fifties by Mitchell Marsh and David Warner fashioned an eight-wicket victory against New Zealand in Sunday's final.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson's 85 off 48 balls fired his side to a strong 172-4 in a rematch of the final of the 2015 ODI World Cup between the trans-Tasman rivals.
Like in that contest in Melbourne six years ago, Australia triumphed again this time with seven balls to spare.