Virat Kohli bags best ICC ODI cricketer of the year award
In a major achievement for the young cricketer Virat Kohli, he has been named the ODI cricketer of the Year at the International Cricket Council Awards.
Virat Kohli has played many unforgettable innings in the year, which made him the limelight in the last year. During the performance period, he played 31 ODIs and compiled 1,733 runs at an average of 66.65, including eight centuries and six half-centuries.
He had made his highest score, 183, came against Pakistan in the Asia Cup in March.
The independent voting academy of 32 highly rated cricket experts put Kohli first, ahead of such talented and in-form players as Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga as well as Kohli's India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
The triumph Kohli said, "I think I have tried to keep things as simple as possible and it's worked for me on the field. This year has been a learning curve along the way from the seniors in the team. It's been an all-round effort and I'm very happy to have won this award."
(With inputs from IANS)
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