The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the winners of the ICC Player of the Month Awards for February which recognize and celebrate the best performances from both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket each month. India’s Ravichandran Ashwin won the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for February 2021, for his impressive performance against England as part of India’s successful Test series victory. In the 3 Tests he played, he scored a 106 in the second innings of India’s second Test victory over England at Chennai and took his 400th Test wicket in the third Test victory at Ahmedabad. Scoring a total of 176 runs across these games and taking 24 wickets, Ashwin was the unanimous choice to win in the men’s category for February and garnered the most votes in the fan vote. England’s Tammy Beaumont played 3 ODIs in February against New Zealand where she passed fifty in each of these, totalling 231 runs. Beaumont was overwhelmingly named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for February 2021.
Virat Kohli wanted Team India to get rid of excuses: Ravi Shastri
Team India head coach Ravi Shastri, while talking about what Virat Kohli wanted from Team India after he was given the leadership duties, said, “Virat wanted work ethic, fitness and high fielding standards.” He added, “Virat also wanted trust within the system and also get rid of excuses that this is not right and that went wrong etc.”