Virat Kohli becomes first cricketer ever to get all top ICC awards after fabulous 2018 season
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli becomes the first ever player in cricket history to win all the ICC awards for the year. The 30-year-old cricketer has won the ICC Cricketer of the Year, ICC Men’s Test Player of the Year and even the ICC ODI Player of the Year for the year 2018. Interestingly, Kohli has also been named the captains of both the test and ODI teams for ICC.
Virat Kohli, being the charismatic cricketer he is, has scored 1,322 runs in 13 tests with an average of 55.08, including five hundreds. If that has been a fabulous performance, he has scored 1,202 runs in 14 ODIs with an exceptional average of 133.55, with one extra hundred as compared to the Test runs he amassed in the calendar year. However, that wasn’t all as he also scored 211 runs in 10 T20 international matches for the national team. While finishing as the top batsmen in both Tests and ODIs, he is also the highest scorer and one of two batsmen to score over 1,000 runs in Tests in the year, and one among three for the ODIs.
After the announcement, Kohi immediately said that it feels amazing to be rewarded for the hard work throughout the year and the way the Indian team, and he has played. The recognition by the ICC at the global level is something that he is really proud of because he knows the number of cricketers he is competing against, for the coveted trophy.