Jasprit Bumrah and Smriti Mandhana recognized with ICC Player of the Month award

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Indian cricket superstars Jasprit Bumrah and Smriti Mandhana have been given the ICC Player of the Month awards. The two superstars have been in tremendous form with the bat and ball for India in the previous month. Jasprit Bumrah had played a key role in India’s T20 World Cup win. 

Smriti Mandhana on the other hand has been in tremendous form with the bat during the recent series against South Africa. The left-handed batter had scored centuries in the ODI series and followed it up with a ton versus the same opponents in the only Test match just a few months ago. 

Jasprit Bumrah was the difference maker with the ball with his performances in the T20 World Cup being lauded. The 30-year-old was crucial in India’s win over Pakistan by 6 runs and also picked the wickets of Reeza Hendricks and Marco Jansen in the finals. 

Jasprit Bumrah shares his excitement over the award 

Speaking to the official ICC handle, Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah said, “I am delighted to be named the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for June. It’s a special honour for me following a memorable few weeks spent in the USA and West Indies. We have had a lot to celebrate as a team, and I’m delighted to be able to add this personal accolade to the list.”

The 30-year-old also said, “To perform as well as we did at the tournament and lift the trophy at the end is incredibly special, and I will carry those memories with me forever. I wish to congratulate my captain Rohit Sharma and Rahmanullah Gurbaz for their excellent performances in the same period, and I am humbled to have been chosen as the winner." 

The Indian pacer ended by saying, “Finally, I want to thank my family, all of my teammates and coaches as well as the fans who have voted for me. Their support pushes me to compete at the best of my ability in national colours.”

Meanwhile, Smriti Mandhana also shared her delight over the award and said “I’m really glad to have won the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for June. I’m really happy with the way the team has performed and I’m happy to have contributed. For us, we won the ODI and the Test series and hopefully, we can continue our form and I can further contribute to win more matches for India.”

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