In the ICC Awards on Thursday, Indian Skipper Virat Kohli was awarded as “World cricketer of the Year.” In what was another brilliant run for the Delhi cricketer in 2017, he scored six centuries averaging an astonishing 76.84 – his ODI career average now stands at 55.74, the highest ever by a batsman from a Full Member nation – with a strike rate hovering around a run a ball. Virat Kohli also bagged “ODI Player of the Year” award while Australian skipper Steve Smith was named Test Cricketer of the Year.
Kohli is just 29 and he already has 32 ODI centuries under his belt and has his hero Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time record of 49 well and truly in his sights. It is surely just a matter of time before he surpasses the Little Master, particularly if he keeps churning out runs as he did in 2017.
Virat Kohli bagged the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers trophy, given to World Cricketer of the Year.
Apart from the two top honors, ICC also named Kohli as the captain of their ODI as well as Test teams.