Australia won the T20 World Cup title for the first time under the captaincy of Aaron Finch, but the team’s stormy opener David Warner was instrumental in taking the Kangaroo team to this point. He was consistent in scoring runs for his team during this entire tournament and in the final match also prepared the way for the team to win with his half-century. David Warner was adjudged the ‘Player of the Tournament’ for the T20 World Cup 2021 for his brilliant batting.
David Warner named ‘Player of the Tournament’
For Australia in the T20 World Cup 2021, David Warner scored a total of 289 runs in 7 matches at an average of 48.16, including three half-centuries. Warner’s best score in this tournament was an unbeaten 89. Apart from this, he also hit 32 fours and 10 sixes in this tournament. Warner was the leading run-scorer for Australia in this tournament.
Talking about the final match, he faced 48 balls and scored 53 runs with the help of 4 fours and 3 sixes and put the team on the path of victory. After this, Mitchell Marsh scored an unbeaten 77 while Glenn Maxwell scored an unbeaten 28 to give the team an 8-wicket victory and the Kangaroo team won the T20 World Cup title for the first time.
Players who won the title of ‘Player of the Tournament’ in T20 World Cup
Shahid Afridi won this title in the first season of T20 World Cup i.e. 2007. This was followed by Tillakaratne Dilshan in 2009, Kevin Pietersen in 2010, Shane Watson in 2012, Virat Kohli in 2014 and 2016 and now David Warner in 2021. Out of this, David Warner became the second player after Kevin Pietersen to win the Player of the Tournament title for the winner’s team. Apart from these two, Afridi, Dilshan, Watson and Kohli had won these titles, but the team winners of these players were not made.
List of players who won Player of the Series in T20 World Cup-
-Shahid Afridi (2007)
Tillakaratne Dilshan (2009)
-Kevin Peterson (2010)
-Shane Watson (2012)
-Virat Kohli (2016)
-David Warner (2021)