Steve Smith
Steve Smith

Australia’s star batsman, the ‘genius’ Steve Smith has won the Allan Border Medal for the year 2021. Along with this Steve Smith also bagged Australia’s Men’s ODI Player of the Year.

Steve Smith won the Allan Border Medal

With this, Steve Smith has joined David Warner in the second position on the all-time list behind four-time winners of the medal- Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke.

Smith on receiving Allan Border Medal

“It’s a great thrill, plenty of hard work has gone into it (but) I didn’t expect it; I thought Marnus (Labuschagne) or Pat Cummins were the front runners because they both had exceptional years. I didn’t feel I had the biggest Test summer, which normally holds the most votes. I think my one-day cricket was pretty good last summer,” Smith said, on receiving the award.

“I’m just really honoured to have won my third AB Medal and hopefully I can keep producing results for Australia.”

Full list of 2021 Australian Cricket Awards recipients

Allan Border Medal: Steve Smith

Belinda Clark Award: Beth Mooney

Men’s Test Player of the Year: Pat Cummins

Men’s ODI Player of the Year: Steve Smith

Men’s T20I Player of the Year: Ashton Agar

Women’s ODI Player of the Year: Rachael Haynes

Women’s T20I Player of the Year: Beth Mooney

Community Impact Award: Josh Lalor

Men’s Domestic Player of the Year: Shaun Marsh

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year: Will Sutherland

Women’s Domestic Player of the Year: Elyse Villani

Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year: Hannah Darlington

Australian Cricket Hall of Fame: Johnny Mullagh, Merv Hughes, and Lisa Sthalekar