- Shahid Afridi – The former Pakistani cricketer is regarded as one of the best All-rounder to play the game of cricket. Despite not having a wide range of shots, Afridi had the strength to loft the ball into the stands. He was also very effective with his bowling as his leg-cutters would trick any Batsman at any given day. During the 2007 T20 World cup in South Africa, Shahid Afridi was one of the reasons why Pakistan was able to reach the finals of the tournament. However, Pakistan were handed with a defeat in the finals but the inaugural edition of the T20 world cup saw Shahid Afridi become the Man of the tournament as he finished as the joint second highest wicket taker by claiming 12 wickets and scored 91 runs by facing a total of 45 deliveries.
- Tillakaratne Dilshan – The second edition of the T20 world cup in 2009 which was organized in England saw Tillakaratne Dilshan win the man of the series. The Sri-Lankan opener had a lethal approach and could play textbook cricketing shots all around the field. In that tournament, Dilshan scored 317 runs with a consistent strike rate of 144.74 and maintained an average of 52 and also registered the highest individual score of 96 against West Indies in the Semi-finals. He was also one of the major reasons behind Sri-Lanka’s journey towards the Finale, where they had to suffer defeat to the hands of Pakistan.
- Kevin Pieterson – The former destructive English Batsmen had a rough end to his cricketing career but when he was active, Pietersen didn’t have any other alternative. The Englishman won the Man of the tournament as he ended as the second highest run, scoring 248 runs and helped England win the 2010 ICC T20 world cup. His best score in that tournament was 73.
- Shane Watson – The Former Aussie All-rounder had an illustrious career winning total 2 50-over world cups in 2007 and 2015. He will also be remembered for his antics in the IPL, in which he was a key figure behind Rajasthan Royals’ triumph. During the 2012 T20 World cup, Shane Watson finished as the highest run getter with 249 runs to his name and also finished as the second highest wicket taker with 11 wickets. For that reason, Shane Watson was felicitated with the man of the tournament for his outstanding performance.
- Virat Kohli (2014 and 2016) – The star Indian Batter regarded as one of the greats, finished as the Man of the tournament in ICC T20 world cup on two consecutive occasions in 2014 and 2016. The ace batter is one of the most technically sound Batsmen which saw him score innumerous centuries. In 2014 T20 world cup, Virat Kohli finished as the highest run scorer with 319 runs to his name hitting 24 fours and 10 sixes on the way. Despite reaching the finals, India failed to win their second T20 world cup where Kohli played a major role throughout the tournament. In the following edition of the T20 world cup in 2016, Kohli was perhaps at the summit of his career and proved to be a headache for the bowlers upfront. India yet again had to suffer disappointment in the semi-finals against eventual champions West Indies. In that tournament, the former Indian captain was the second-highest run scorer after Tamim Iqbal, as the India ace managed to score a total of 273 runs with an unreal average of 136.50 and notched the most number of fours (29).
- David Warner – The pocket size dynamite has proved his mettle wherever he has played be it for his national team or any other franchise in the world. The Left-handed opener featured in 7 innings during the ICC T20 world cup last year and finished as the highest run scorer in the tournament by scoring 289 runs with an average of 146.70 and maintained a strike rate of 48.16.
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