Virat Kohli first cricketer to win all 3 ICC Awards after sensational year in Tests and ODIs

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli has once again bagged all the top honours at the ICC Awards 2017-18.Kohli has completed the hat-trick after being adjudged the ODI Cricketer of the Year, the Test Cricketer of the Year and the 2018 Cricketer of the Year after yet another stellar performance in international cricket.The 30-year-old finished as the highest scorer in Test cricket in 2018 with 1322 runs in 13 matches at an average of 55.08 with five hundreds and as many half-centuries while also finishing on top of the ODI runs tally with 1202 runs in 14 ODIs at 133.55 with six centuries.Kohli, who was the ODI Cricketer of the Year and Cricketer of the Year last year, was named the captain of both the Test Team and ODI Team of the Year for the second year in a row as [email protected] has been named ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year for the first time!He was the top run-scorer in Tests with 1,322 runs at an average of 55.08, with centuries in each of South Africa, England, India and Australia.https://t.co/ROBg6RI4aQ#ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/GVBBYndUwgICC (@ICC) January 22, 2019This is the second time in succession that he was named ODI Cricketer of the Year and Cricketer of the year while this is the first time he has bagged the Test Cricketer of the Year award.37 matches, 47 innings.2,735 runs at an average of 68.37.11 centuries, 9 fifties.What a year for @imvKohli! He wins the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2018!https://t.co/ROBg6RI4aQ#ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/oeSClhcfJQadvertisementICC (@ICC) January 22, 2019Last year Kohli had finished as the highest ODI scorer, collecting 1460 runs from 26 matches including six hundreds. He was also one of the leading scorers in Tests, accumulating 1059 runs from 10 matches including five hundreds.Not only for the amount of runs, but Kohli was also rewarded for the way he captained Team India in both Tests and one-dayers in 2018. Kohli became the only Asian captain to win a Test match in South Africa (Johannesburg), England (Nottingham) and Australia (Adelaide & Melbourne) in the same calendar year (2018).With India’s 2-1 triumph in the Border-Gavaskar series, Kohli also became the first Indian captain to win a Test series in Australia in 71 years. India also bagged the ODI series 2-1 which was another first for the country in an ODI bilateral series Down Under.Kohli, along with Jasprit Bumrah, were the only two cricketers to feature in the Test and ODI teams of the Year. Rishabh Pant was also named in the Test side while India vice-captain Rohit Sharma, Kohli, Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav made it to the ODI side.Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant was adjudged Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year while Aaron Finch’s record-breaking innings of 172 off 76 balls against Zimbabwe in Harare was adjudged as the ICC Men’s T20I Performance of the Year 2018.Congratulations to @RishabPant777, the ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2018!He became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England, and equalled the record for the most catches taken in a Test, with 11 in Adelaide in December.#ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/s5yQBuwWlvICC (@ICC) January 22, 2019The ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2018 went to Kane Williamson,”For continuing to be a shining role model of how our game should be played, his behaviour setting an outstanding example on and off the field.”Sri Lanka umpire Kumar Dharmasena bagged the David Shepherd Trophy for the ICC Umpire of the Year 2018 while Scotland’s Calum McLeod was named the ICC Associate Cricketer of the Year 2018.Congratulations to @dharmasena_k who wins the David Shepherd Trophy for the ICC Umpire of the Year 2018!It is the second time he has received the prize, first picking up the award in 2012.https://t.co/DjxiXotQSq#ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/Og6qIyq4umICC (@ICC) January 22, 2019Australian limited-overs captain Aaron Finch’s 76-ball 172 against Zimbabwe is Harare last year was adjudged ICC Men’s T20I Performance of the Year 2018.Apart from India, three players have made it to the Test side from New Zealand while Dimuth Karunaratne and Mohammad Abbas remain the only ones from Sri Lanka and Pakistan.West Indies, South Africa and Australia have been represented by Jason Holder, Kagiso Rabada and Nathan Lyon, respectively. The Aussie offie is the lone spinner in the squad.ICC Test Team of the Year 2017-18: Tom Latham (NZ), Dimuth Karunaratne (SL), Kane Williamson (NZ), Virat Kohli (captain) (IND), Henry Nicholls (NZ), Rishabh Pant (IND), Jason Holder (WI), Kagiso Rabada (SA), Nathan Lyon (Aus), Jasprit Bumrah (IND), Mohammad Abbas (PAK).advertisementCongratulations to the ICC Test Team of the Year [email protected]@IamDimuthKane [email protected] (c)@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@Mohmmadabbas111https://t.co/ju3tzAxwc8 pic.twitter.com/0H28spZUmmICC (@ICC) January 22, 2019Besides the four Indians, England is being represented by the same number of players in the one-day side.ICC ODI Team of the Year 2017-18: Rohit Sharma (IND), Jonny Bairstow (ENG), Virat Kohli (captain) (IND), Joe Root (ENG), Ross Taylor (NZ), Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper) (ENG), Ben Stokes (ENG), Mustafizur Rahman (BAN), Rashid Khan (AFG), Kuldeep Yadav (IND), Jasprit Bumrah (IND).Presenting the ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year [email protected]@[email protected] (c)@[email protected]@josbuttler (wk)@[email protected]@[email protected]@Jaspritbumrah93https://t.co/EaCjC7szqs#ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/dg64VGuXiZICC (@ICC) January 22, 2019last_img

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