Rishabh Pant has been voted as the ICC Player of the Month . Image: Xtra Time
Xtra Time Web Desk: India’s dashing wicket keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has been rewarded for his tremendous effort with the bat in recent times. The diminutive cricketer was on Monday awarded the ICC Player of the Month award by International Cricket Council.
Pant was awarded for his performances in the two Tests against Australia where he scored a 97 at Sydney and an unbeaten 89 at Brisbane that led India to a historic series win against arch-rivals Australia.
Fans were treated to some sensational cricket during the month of January making the inaugural player of the month awards a highly competitive affair.
Commenting on Pant being awarded the inaugural ICC Men’s Player of the Month Award, Ramiz Raja representing the ICC Voting Academy said: “Both times Pant played under pressure in two different sets of challenges: to draw a game and to win a game. He showed his versatility of skills in both knocks, the clincher being his temperament.”
Commenting on his award win Rishabh Pant said: “I am delighted to be receiving the inaugural ICC Men’s Player of the Month Award. For any sportsperson, contributing to a team win is the ultimate reward but such initiatives help motivate youngsters such as myself to do better each time. I dedicate this award to every member of Team India that contributed to our victory in Australia and also thank all my fans who voted for me.”