Indian skipper Virat Kohli had a great run in terms of everything in 2017 and was rewarded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the same as well recently. He did a fantastic job with his team but individually, it was a spectacular year for him at the personal level. He was one of the leading run-scorers in all the three formats. The Indian skipper was also amongst the top three batsmen in the ICC rankings for all the three formats.
Virat was honored for his excellence by the ICC. He was named as the prestigious Sir Gary Sobers Trophy – the cricketer of the year award. The performance of every player was analyzed from September 21, 2016, to December 31st, 2017 and Virat came across formats.
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The Delhi boy scored 2023 runs in 18 Test matches with eight centuries and three fifties, 1818 runs in 31 ODIs with seven centuries and nine fifties. His T20Is stats were not at par as he played 10 matches he added 299 runs at a strike rate of 152.55.
He was also named as the ODI Cricketer of the Year by the ICC. He became the first person on this planet to win the ODI Cricketer of the Year as well as the Sir Gary Sobers Trophy in the same year. Following the announcement, Kohli was further glorified by the acting president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
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The BCCI president showered a lot of praise on the Delhi boy. Khanna said that he is one of the best in the world and India is proud of his achievements. He also added that all the credit goes towards his fitness.
“Not only BCCI but the entire nation is proud of him. A lot of credits for this achievement goes to his fitness level and he is a living example for other cricketers to be as fit as him,” CK Khanna told ANI.