During the qualifying period from September 2016 to September 2017, Indian Captain Virat Kohli scored 2203 test runs at an average of 77.80 with 8 centuries. For ODI he scored 1818 runs at 82.63 which include 7 hundreds. Virat Kohli received ICC Cricketer of the year 2017.Also named as the ICC ODI Player of the year and he is also the recipient of Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy.
Virat Kohli is the fourth Indian to receive the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy. In the year 2016 Ravichandran Ashwin received this award, God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar in 2010 and Rahul Dravid in 2004.
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Virat Kohli on receiving the trophy said
“It means a lot to win to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for becoming the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2017 and also the ICC ODI Player of the Year,”
“I won that back in 2012 also but it’s the first time winning the Garfield Sobers Trophy, and it’s a huge honor for me. It’s probably the biggest of all in world cricket and two Indians getting it back-to-back makes it more special.
“Last time it was Ash [Ravichandran Ashwin] and this time I’m getting it, so I’m really really honored and I’d like to thank the ICC for recognizing all the hard work that we all put in for our respective sides and I want to congratulate all the other winners also.”
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