Rishabh Pant Wins ICC Player Of The Month Award For Jan 2021
India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant on Monday won the ICC Men's Player of the Month award for January 2021. Pant won the award for his performances in the two Tests against Australia where he scored a 97 in Sydney and an unbeaten 89 in Brisbane that led India to a historic 2-1 series win Down Under.
"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," said Pant as per an ICC media release.
"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," he added.
Meanwhile, South Africa's Shabnim Ismail was named the ICC Women's Player of the Month for her performances across three ODIs and two T20Is. Ismail took seven wickets in the victorious ODI series against Pakistan, before taking five wickets in the second T20I against the same opposition.