Virat Kohli becomes first player in history to win all three top ICC awards
Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli becomes the first player in history to be awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year, the ICC Men’s Test Player of the Year as well as the ICC ODI Player of the Year awards. The 30-year old has also been named the captain of the ICC Test and ODI teams of the year for a fabulous performance in international cricket.
“It feels amazing. It’s a reward for all the hard work that you do throughout the calendar year. I feel really grateful and very, very happy with the team doing well at the same time myself performing. Having recognition at the global level from the ICC is something you feel proud of as a cricketer because you understand that there are many players playing the game," Kohli said in a statement to the press.
“To be rewarded in this manner from amongst all of them is obviously a very proud moment for me and something that gives you more motivation to keep repeating the same things because you have to keep the standard of cricket up and keep bringing in consistent performances. From that point of view, these awards give you that extra motivation,” he shared.
Kohli had won the Sir Garfield Trophy and ICC ODI Player of the Year awards in 2018 and was also the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012.