Here is a look into the player of the tournament in all the ICC T20 World Cup so far.
Shahid Afridi in the 2007 T20 World cup
Shahid Afridi earned the tag of ‘Boom Boom’ for his performances with the bat in hand.
In the inaugural World Cup in South Africa, it was his performances with the ball that was brilliant.
Afridi was the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the tournament, picking up 12 wickets.
He was Pakistan’s main strike bowler with his quick leg-spin, His best performance came against Scotland, with figures of 4/19.
Afridi also scored 91 runs in 7 matches, with a high score of 46. His performances helped Pakistan make it to the final, where they were beaten by arch-rivals India in a late thriller.
Afridi was sensational through out the tournament but Pakistan lost to India in the finals.
Tillakaratne Dilshan in the 2009 T20 World Cup
Tillakaratne Dilshan was the most destructive batter during the 2009 T20 World Cup in England.
Dilshan got his sides off to some great starts in the powerplay.
The ‘Dilscoop’ his trademark scoop shot got famous during the World Cup of 2009.
Dilshan was the leading run scorer for with 317 runs in seven matches.
These runs came at a strike rate of 144.74.
Dilshan scored three half-centuries in the tournament, with his best score of 96* coming against West Indies in the sem-final.
Kevin Pietersen in the 2010 T20 World Cup
Pietersen was the second-highest run-scorer in the West Indies, scoring 248 runs in six matches.
Pietersen scored at a brilliant strike-rate of 137.77 throughout the tournament, he got two half-centuries in the tournament.
His highest score of 73* came against Pakistan and he also made a crucial contribution of 47 in the final against Australia as England won their first World Cup trophy.
He was the send out performer through out the tournament.
Shane Watson in the 2012 T20 World Cup
The Australia all-rounder was excellent with both with the bat and ball.
He was the highest run-scorer and the second-highest wicket-taker.
Opening the batting, Watson got 249 runs in six matches.
His finished with an averages of 49.80 and a strike rate of 150, and he scored three half-centuries in the tournament.
Watson’s was brilliant variations picked up 11 wickets at an average of 16 and an economy of 6.83.
He help Australia reach the semifinals, where they fell short against West Indies who went on to win the World Cup.
Watson was a start of the tournament.
Virat Kohli (2014 T20 World Cup)
Virat Kohli made a mark in the 2014 World Cup in Bangladesh.
Be it setting a target or chasing them down Kohli contributed through out the tournament.
Kohli got 319 runs in only six matches at an average of 106.33 and a strike rate of 129.14.
Kohli hit four half-centuries in the tournament.
Despite his best efforts, India could not get their hands on a second ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy.
They were beaten by Sri Lanka in the final
Virat Kohli in 2016 T20 World Cup
Kohli became the first player to win back-to-back Player of the Tournament awards in ICC Men’s T20 World Cups.
Kohli played five matches in the tournament and scored 273 runs at an average of 136.50 and strike rate of 146.77.
He scored three half-centuries, Kohli got of 89* against West Indies and 82* against Australia.
The knock against Australia was crucial, the batter single-handedly took India through in a difficult chase in the quarter-finals.
Kohli became the best batsmen in the world after his performance in this tournament.
India lost to West Indies in the semis who went on to win the World Cup that year.
David Warner in 2021 T20 World Cup
Warner was at his best in UAE and Oman in the 2021 World Cup. He was in brilliant form and helped Australia win the World Cup.
Warner was the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament scoring 289 runs in seven matches at an average of 48.16 and strike rate of 146.70.
Warner went on to get three half-centuries in the tournament.
One of his fifties came in the final against New Zealand, as Australia chased down a target of 173 to lift the trophy for the first time.
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