Taking to Twitter, Akhtar stated that it was an “unfair decision”
Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar is disappointed over the fact that the Men in Green skipper and prolific batsman, Babar Azam, was not given the player of the tournament award for the T20 World Cup.
Taking to Twitter, Akhtar stated that it was an “unfair decision” as he “was really looking forward to see Babar Azam becoming man of the tournament”.
Was really looking forward to see @babarazam258 becoming Man of the Tournament. Unfair decision for sure.— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 14, 2021
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.
West Indies cricketer Sherfane Rutherford was also shocked to see the decision.
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.