Proteas fast bowler Anrich Nortje and top order batsman Aiden Markram shared the big prize of Cricket South Africa’s Cricketer of the Year award.
With the winners being announced via Cricket South Africa’s Twitter feed last night, the 27-year-old Nortje and 26-year-old Markram could not be separated after the Proteas had cast their votes.
Both men, though, will be happy with the way things went, with Nortje walking away with three prizes on the night.
Apart from sharing the big prize with Markram, he claimed the Fans’ Player of the Year award as well as the Test Player of the Year prize.
Markram, meanwhile, won the the domestic 4-Day Cricketer of the Season award, while Rassie van der Dussen was named South Africa’s ODI Cricketer of the Year.
Cricket SA awards winners
Umpire of the Year: Adrian Holdstock
Adrian Holdstock caps off an excellent year in the middle with back-to-back awards. Did we mention he made his Test debut this past season as well? 👍#CSAAWARDS #ThatsOurGame pic.twitter.com/ugScv7DePH— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) May 31, 2021
Domestic Newcomer of the Season: Neil Brand
Saca Most Valuable Player: Keshav Maharaj
Coach of the Season: Imraan Khan
T20 Cricketer of the Season: Sisanda Magala
4-Day Cricketer of the Season: Aiden Markram
1-Day Cup Cricketer of the Season: Robbie Frylinck
Domestic Players’ Player of the Season: Keshav Maharaj
International Newcomer of the Year: George Linde
He made heads turn with his first over in international cricket. 😲— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) May 31, 2021
He continued to back up that performance whenever he donned the #Proteas jersey. ❤️
#CSAAWARDS #ThatsOurGame pic.twitter.com/wsQU0KrNbV
T20 International Cricketer of the Year: Tabraiz Shamsi
ODI Cricketer of the Year: Rassie van der Dussen
KFC Streetwise award: Lizelle Lee
Delivery of the Year: Wiaan Mulder
Test Cricketer of the Year: Anrich Nortje
Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Lizelle
Fans Player of the Year: Anrich Nortje
Cricketer of the Year: Aiden Markram and Anrich Nortje