New Delhi, Jan 18, 2018 : 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.
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.
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.