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BABAR AZAM: ICC MEN's PLAYER OF THE MONTH

The recognition and celebration of the best performances from both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket throughout the year. The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the winners of the ICC Player of the Month Awards for April.

Pakistan’s Babar Azam won the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for April 2021. Significant and effective involvement in a game with his consistent and outstanding performances across all formats in the series against South Africa and was chosen as the April winner by fans and the ICC voting academy.

“The world bats in two ways in white-ball cricket. One way is to destroy attacks with muscle and force and then there is the Babar Azam way, like conducting a batting symphony with punch, panache, and flair, and he deserves to win this award” Ramiz Raja ICC Voting Academy said.

-Jyothi S Talawar

DE VILLIERS AND SIRAJ CARRY RCB HOME IN THE LAST BALL HUMDINGER

Hetmeyer's heroics take DC agonizingly close to the finish line before being stopped by a brilliant 20th over by Siraj.

After losing three wickets in quick succession, Pant and Stoinis steadied the innings before Hetmeyer's blitzkrieg, where he smashed 3 sixes and a four off Kyle Jamieson in the 18th over. With 14 needed off the last 6 balls, Mohammed Siraj's accurate bowling scripted RCB's 5th win off 6 games in the season thus far.

Earlier, it was once again due to the efforts of the ever-dependable AB de Villiers that RCB reached a total of 171/4 in 20 overs. As it turned out, each of the 23 runs scored in the final over ended up being of crucial importance for the final outcome!

-Sujay B M

After a busy week of European football, we'll be turning our attention back to the Premier League this weekend.

It all starts with Leicester's trip to Southampton this evening, and we'll have the early team news from the south coast next...

-Sujay B M

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