Jasprit Bumrah Named ICC Men’s Player of the Month for June

Following his exceptional performance in the T20 World Cup, where he claimed the Player of the Tournament title, Jasprit Bumrah has been bestowed with the prestigious ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for June. Bumrah outshined his fellow nominees, including teammate Rohit Sharma and Afghanistan’s Rahmanullah Gurbaz, to secure the accolade. The award recognizes his dominant performance in a month filled with intense cricket action, culminating in India’s triumphant T20 World Cup victory in Barbados.

The 30-year-old pacer showcased his unwavering reliability throughout the tournament held in the USA and Caribbean. Bumrah collected an impressive 15 wickets at an average of 8.26, maintaining an astonishing economy rate of 4.17. This achievement elevates him to the ranks of Virat Kohli, a two-time winner of the award, as the only Indian players to claim the Men’s T20 World Cup Player of the Tournament honor.

Upon receiving the award, Bumrah expressed his gratitude to his family and fellow nominees. He stated, “I am delighted to be named the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for June. It’s a special honour for me following a memorable few weeks spent in the USA and West Indies. We have had a lot to celebrate as a team, and I’m delighted to be able to add this personal accolade to the list. | “To perform as well as we did at the tournament and lift the trophy at the end is incredibly special, and I will carry those memories with me forever. “I wish to congratulate my captain Rohit Sharma and Rahmanullah Gurbaz for their excellent performances in the same period, and I am humbled to have been chosen as the winner. “Finally, I want to thank my family, all of my teammates and coaches as well as the fans who have voted for me. Their support pushes me to compete at the best of my ability in national colours.”

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