Vivek polled 50 percent of all National Association votes, 23 per cent media votes, 15.1 per cent fans/players votes for a combination of 34.5 per cent votes.
Australia continued to dominate the proceedings with repeated forays as the French defence found itself in shambles to keep the Kookaburras at bay.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Australia begin title defence with hard-fought win over Ireland; debutants China hold England
Australia's quest for a record hat-trick of titles started with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Ireland in the opening Pool D match of the men's hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar on Friday.
Champions Trophy Hockey 2018: Holders Australia defeat India in penalty shootout to clinch 15th title
It was a keenly-contested battle between the two finalists of last edition but once again Australia came out on top in the shoot-out to clinch their 15th Champions Trophy title.
India, who have rested many senior players for the tournament, had lost their opener to Argentina 2-3 before drawing 1-1 with England.
Eventually, what turned out to be the difference between Australia and Argentina in the evenly-contested encounter was penalty corner conversions.
After a slow start to the tournament, Australia hit their prime form when it mattered and converted three penalty corners in a span of three minutes to throw Spain out of the contest
India, who drew 1-1 with Australia and lost 2-3 against England in their previous outings, thus finished at the bottom of Pool B table with just one point from three matches.