It’s time for jubilation and some relief for the Indian skipper and Newly wed Virat Kohli as he has been named as the ICC Cricketer of the year. After the terrible loss on the South African pitches, Indian team has something to cheer about now as Virat has again outshine from the rest of the team. The previous year has been phenomenal for the cricketer here as in the qualification period from September 21, 2016 to the end of 2017, Kohli has scored 2,203 Test runs at an average of 77.80 including eight centuries and 1,818 ODI runs including seven centuries at an average of 82.63.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 18, 2018
Kohli was the major winner of the ICC awards this year. The Indian skipper winning the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy as Cricketer of the Year while he was also named the ODI Player of the Year. Kohli also managed to regain the No 1 spot on the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen with 889 rating points, the best ever and highest by an Indian cricketer.
Virat Kohli went past former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting to second place in the all-time ODI centurion list after Sachin Tendulkar with his 31st hundred that came last year. During the course of his 32nd ODI century, again against New Zealand in Kanpur, Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 9,000 ODI runs and the most successful captain in an ODI year, surpassing Ponting again.