Sachin Tendulkar lauds Virat Kohli for winning most of the major honours at ICC Annual Awards

In phenomenal form across formats, Kohli was named the World Cricketer of the Year, besides bagging the top honour for ODI players in the ICC Annual Awards.

PTI, Jan,18 2018

New Delhi: Batting great Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday heaped praise on India captain Virat Kohli for bagging most of the major honours at the ICC Annual Awards.

In phenomenal form across formats, Kohli was named the World Cricketer of the Year, besides bagging the top honour for ODI players in the ICC Annual Awards.

File photo of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. Reuters

File photo of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. Reuters

"No surprises there at all. You deserved it. Many congratulations," Tendulkar, considered one of the greatest batsmen of all time, wrote on his twitter handle.

In the qualification period from 21 September, 2016 to the end of 2017, Kohli amassed 2,203 Test runs at an average of 77.80 including eight centuries, 1,818 ODI runs including seven centuries at 82.63, and 299 T20I runs at a strike rate of 153.

Kohli also became only the second India batsman after Sunil Gavaskar to reach the 900-point mark in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen, which were released following the conclusion of the Centurion Test against South Africa.

 

Published Date: Jan 18, 2018 | Updated Date: Jan 18, 2018




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 6871 116
4 New Zealand 6550 115
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3272 126
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 3607 120
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 England 2402 114