As Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year Award for a second consecutive year in 2022, there were game-changing hits, mesmerizing stroke play, and unforgettable moments for both him personally and his team.
Babar played nine ODI games in 2022, which may come as a surprise to some, but the 28-year-old made the most of them by smashing three centuries, five half-centuries, and only truly struggling with the bat once.
Babar excelled not only on an individual level, but also as the captain of Pakistan, who guided the team to a perfect record of one win and no losses in the entire year.
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Babar was an obvious choice to win the prized ICC Men’s ODI Player of the Year award in 2022 given that Pakistan’s lone loss in 50-over cricket last year occurred against Australia in Lahore.