KL Rahul Becomes The Cricketer Of The Year
By CricShots - Mar 16, 2018 6:06 am
Views 73

Indian batsman KL Rahul has been named as the ‘Cricketer of the Year’ in the sixth edition of Wisden India Almanack, which has been released recently. The Almanack pays a tribute to India’s women cricketers, with a wonderful cover picture of celebration at the World Cup.

KL Rahul

Team India skipper Virat Kohli has emerged as the most successful Indian and international cricketer, but this year his focus will completely shift to England and Australia. In his editor’s notes, Suresh Menon said, “Kohli is already the statistician’s delight; if he does well abroad, he will become history’s darling too.”

Also read: KL Rahul Is Roaring To Play For KXIP In IPL 2018

In past one year, Rahul has amassed more than 900 international runs at an average of more than 37 with the help of more than 100 fours and 15 sixes. But, he failed to score a single century last year.

India’s women’s team captain Mithali Raj’s team changed the language of discourse in Indian cricket. Not surprisingly, therefore, Deepti Sharma, a star at the World Cup is one of the ‘Cricketers of the Year’ while Shantha Rangaswamy, India’s first woman superstar, has been drafted into the Wisden India Hall of Fame alongside Erapalli Prasanna.

Wisden Almanack 2018 cover photo (source: Wisden India)

Priyank Panchal, Hasan Ali and Tamim Iqbal are the other Cricketers of the Year. The special section on the first decade IPL is animated by personal experiences. Also, the stories of little-known players who became millionaires overnight, lifting their families from poverty in the bargain.

Also read: Gavaskar wants clarity over KL Rahul and Rahane’s role 

Essays by Ian Chappell, Shehan Karunatilaka, Simon Barnes, Sharda Ugra, Samanth Subramanian, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, Partha Chatterjee maintain the high standards set by previous editions.

With over 900 pages of essays, commentary, statistics, portraits, and images, Wisden India Almanack is a joyful ride through the season that was, and a peep into the seasons that will be to help better understand the season that is.