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Virat Kohli Sweeps ICC Cricketer of the Year, ODI Player Awards

Virat Kohli Sweeps ICC Cricketer of the Year, ODI Player Awards

New Delhi: Though nothing is going Indian skipper Virat Kohli's way in the ongoing series against South Africa, there is finally something to cheer about for the Indian fans as the star batsman has won the Sir Garfield Sobers Cricketer of the year, and ICC ODI cricketer of the year awards. 

ICC tweeted about the same and wrote,"ICC Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy
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With India flying high at the top of the rankings, @imVkohli scored 2203 Test runs at 77.80 (eight ????s), 1818 ODI runs at 82.63 (seven ????s), and 299 T20I runs at a strike rate of 153."

Virat had an outstanding 2017 with the bat in ODIs, and scored six tons at an average of 76.84. To go with that, Kohli boasts an overall ODI average of 55.74, the highest-ever by a full-member nation. In another tweet ICC wrote, "ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year

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@imVkohli scored six tons in the format last year, 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!


To go with that, ICC listed out Kohli's achievements and even tipped him to surpass Sachin Tendulkar's record of 49 ODI tons. ICC wrote, "At the age of 29, he has already scored 32 ODI centuries 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."

Kohli posted a video message after bagging the awards, and said that he was honoured to win the Sir Garfield Sobers award. Also, his winning spree did not stop at just these two awards. He made it to the ICC Test team and ODI team of the year, and was chosen as the skipper for both the teams.