Indian skipper Virat Kohli creates history, bags three top ICC Awards
Virat Kohli on Tuesday created history by becoming the first player in history to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year, The ICC Men's Test Player of the Year and the ICC ODI Player of the Year awards. The fantastic cricketer has also been named captain of ICC's Test and ODI teams of 2018 for an outstanding performance in international cricket. Kohli scored 1,322 runs at an average of 55.08 in 13 Tests with five hundreds during the calendar year while in 14 ODIs he scored 1202 runs at an amazing average of 133.55 with six centuries. He also scored 211 runs in 10 T20Is.
"Not only is Kohli the first player to win these three major ICC awards together but he has also been named the captain of the ICC Test and ODI teams of the year for a fabulous run in international cricket," the ICC said in a statement.
"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 says after creates history
Kohli had won the Sir Garfield Trophy and ICC ODI Player of the Year awards last year and was also the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012.