Suryakumar Yadav played 31 T20 matches last year 2021. In these 31 matches Surya scored the most 1164 runs. He became the first Indian batsman to complete 1000 runs in T20 cricket in a calendar year. At the same time, he became the second player in the world after Mohammad Rizwan to complete 1000 runs in a year. Sikandar Raza was also in good form last year. Raza scored 753 runs in 24 T20 matches and also took 25 wickets. So he had done a strong all-round performance. England’s Sam Curran was also in this race. Sam took 25 wickets last year and also batted usefully. Karan also won the man of the match award in the ICC T20 World Cup.
Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan scored 996 runs last year, but he took 9 catches and three stumpings while keeping wicket. So Surya had a tough fight from Mohammad Rizwan for this award. But this time, Surya has won this award by beating Rizwan. Last year, Surya became the only Indian player to score runs in T20 matches consistently. Therefore, he has received this award on the strength of this consistent performance.