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Virat Kohli named ICC cricketer, ODI player of the year

Virat Kohli named ICC cricketer, ODI player of the year

Islamabad:Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali was named the Emerging Player of the Year as part of the ICC Awards 2017 on Thursday while the national team's famous Champion Trophy triumph was voted by fans as the Moment of the Year.

Kohli surprisingly pipped Australian skipper Steve Smith for the ICCs Test team captaincy. Kohli also scored 1818 ODI runs at a stunning average of 82.63 and 299 T20I runs at a spectacular strike rate of 153.

Virat Kohli was magnificent with the bat previous year churning runs at his will and easily.

2017 is the first year that Kohli has been selected in the Test Team of the Year.

To top it off, Virat Kohli has also been named as the captain of both the ICC Men's ODI Team of the Year and ICC Men's Test Team of the Year. Its probably the biggest of all in world cricket and two Indians getting it back-to-back makes it more special, ” he added. "I want to congratulate all the other winners also". At the time he was only 17 years old.

Pakistan winning the Champions Trophy last year was picked as the Fans' moment of the year by ICC.

Undoubtedly, Rashid Khan has been the best player amongst the Associate nations. "I feel very proud".

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He was named the Emerging Cricketer of the Year for his performance in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

"This award is for all those who believed and backed us in the journey, and look forward to their continued patronage as the next 18 months will be more challenging with the World Cup in 2019".

Yuzvendra Chahal won the award of the best T20I performance of the year.

England captain Joe Root is third in the list with 881 points followed by New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who has 855 points.

Kohli became the first non-South African since 2013 to win the ODI Cricketer of the Year award since 2013.

The Afghan national cricket team player Rashid Khan has won the Associate Cricketer of the Year award of the International Cricket Council as the young Afghan cricketer has managed to attract global attention for his recent performances on the domestic and international level. Worldwide captains and match referees voted for the David Shepherd Trophy.