India's Kohli named ICC Cricketer of the Year

Australia captain Steve Smith enjoyed a stellar 2017 in the Test arena. AAP  Trevor Collens

"It's probably the biggest award that we have in world cricket", Kohli said. The Indian superstar was named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year, the ICC Cricketer of the Year and captains of both the ICC ODI and Test teams of the Year. Ashwin was also named the ICC Test Player Of The Year 2016. He took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian skipper for his feat.

He beat Pakistan's Hasan Ali and India teammate Rohit Sharma, who finished second and third, respectively, for this trophy.

The Indian captain won The Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for Cricketer of the Year, ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year, and was also named the skipper of the ICC Test and ODI Teams of the Year.

"It means a lot to me to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year 2017 and also ODI Cricketer of the Year".

Kohli was also named the ODI Cricketer of the Year.

This is also the first time that the ODI Cricketer of the Year award has gone to a non-South African since 2013. "It is the biggest award we have in the world of cricket".

Apart from Kohli if there was one player who captured the imagination of the cricket watching world it was Steve Smith.

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc was named alongside Steve Smith and David Warner in the Test team of the year

"Two Indians getting back-to-back makes it more special".

Marais Erasmus is in his 2 year in succession, received the award called the ICC Umpire of the Year. He scalped 60 wickets in 2017 alone which is a record for an Associate player in a calendar year. I worked even harder in 2017.

"You keep working hard every day of your life as a professional cricketer, be it in training or practising on skill sets that are required to compete at this level".

"I got six Test hundreds for the year in 2017, which I was pleased about". He has so far scored 9030 runs from 202 ODIs with the help of 32 hundreds. Erasmus joined ICC's Elite Panel in 2010 and has officiated in 47 Tests and 74 ODIs, including the Champions Trophy finale, and 26 T20Is. Kohli who overtook Australian legend Ricky Ponting outnumbering him to become the second highest ODI centurion also became the fastest to scale 9,000 ODI runs in the same series against New Zealand.

ODI: David Warner, Rohit Sharma (Ind), Virat Kohli (Capt.,), Babar Azam (Pak), A.B.de Villiers (SA), Quinton de Kock (wk), Ben Stokes, Trent Boult (NZ), Hasan Ali (Pak), Rashid Khan (Afg), and Jasprit Bumrah (Ind).

Interestingly, the 29-year-old was awarded the ODI player of the year.

Virat Kohli and Steve Smith have both expressed their delight at winning prestigious ICC awards for their performances this year.

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