Pakistan’s Babar Azam has been named the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for August 2023. He is the first men’s player to win the award three times.
Azam scored 264 runs in the month, including a century against Nepal. He also had scores of 53 and 60 against Afghanistan.
The Pakistan captain said he was “delighted” to win the award and that he was looking forward to continuing his good form in the upcoming Asia Cup and ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
The PCB congratulated Azam on his achievement and said that he was “a role model for all young cricketers”.
Here are some additional details from the article that I paraphrased:
- Azam was nominated for the award along with another Pakistan player, Shadab Khan.
- Azam’s performances helped Pakistan to sweep the ODI series against Afghanistan and to win the opening Asia Cup fixture against Nepal.
- Azam’s century against Nepal was his second ODI score of 150 or more.
- Azam is averaging 66 and striking at 92.30 in the month of August.
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