Pakistan's wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan was on Wednesday adjudged the Leading T20 Cricketer in the World by the Wisden Almanack. The 29-year-old had a scarcely believable run in 2021, becoming the first-ever batter in the history of T20 cricket to amass over 2,000 runs in a calendar year. In 45 innings, the right-hander churned out 2,036 runs at a sterling average of 56.55. Rizwan also became the first-ever player to score 1,000 T20I runs in a calendar year.
Before 2021, Mohammad Rizwan had scored 313 T20I runs in 26 matches.— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) April 20, 2022
In 2021 alone, he scored a staggering 1,326 runs at an average of 73.66, with one century and 12 half-centuries.
A stunning 12 months for Wisden's Leading T20 Cricketer in the World 🔥#WisdenAwards pic.twitter.com/P1nH4KufS7