Unfair: Pakistan legend Shoaib Akhtar feels Babar Azam deserved ‘Man of the Tournament’ award in T20 WC

Dubai/Bhubaneswar: Pakistan pace legend Shoaib Akhtar deemed the decision to award Australia opener David Warner the ‘Man of the Tournament’ prize as an ‘unfair decision’.

Akhtar feels that Pakistan skipper Babar Azam deserved to bag the award considering the fact that he was the top scorer of the tournament.

Taking to social media, Akhtar wrote: “Was really looking forward to see  @babarazam258 becoming Man of the Tournament. Unfair decision for sure.”

The Pakistan captain finished the tournament with 303 runs under his belt compared to Warner’s 289.

A clinical unbeaten knock from Mitchell Marsh (77 not out off 50 balls) along with a crucial half-century by Warner (53 off 38 balls) and a superlative spell by Josh Hazlewood (3/16) powered Australia to win their first Men’s T20 World Cup trophy, defeating New Zealand by eight wickets in the final at the Dubai International Stadium here on Sunday.

Facing a target of 173, the biggest chase in a Men’s T20 World Cup final, Australia reached home with seven balls to spare.

(With IANS inputs)

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