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Virat Kohli is ICC's ODI Cricketer of the Year

Virat Kohli is ICC's ODI Cricketer of the Year

Virat Kohli was declared the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year at the ICC Awards function in Colombo on Saturday.

Kohli's run tally in the period was 1733 runs in 31 ODIs at an average of 66.65, including eight hundreds and six half-centuries. His hundreds came in England, India, Australia and Bangladesh in his run with a top score of 183 against arch rivals Pakistan in an Asia Cup encounter.

Kohli was also named in the ICC ODI team of the year as the number 4 batsman. His RCB teammate AB de Villiers made it to the ICC Test team of the year albeit as 12th Man.

Daniel Vettori received the ICC Spirit of Cricket award for an incident in New Zealand's sole Test against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo last year. Vettori collided with non striker Malcolm Waller in his follow through and in the ensuing mix up striker Regis Chakabva was run out by keeper Reece Young. Despite the match headed towards a close finish, Vettori didn't appeal for a run out and immediately acknowledged his role in the mix up.

RCB players AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan too were nominated in other ICC Awards categories, you can view the categories here.

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i was thinking of best test player award too but Vk never mind next time its u'rs
sudhirRCCB on 19 Sep 2012, 10:13 PM
Congratulations VIRAT Kohli!! You are the BEST!!!!
samantha-kothari on 17 Sep 2012, 05:46 PM
congrats viru!! ipltime.com
sach434 on 17 Sep 2012, 12:55 PM
congrats viru!! ipltime.com
sach434 on 17 Sep 2012, 12:54 PM
With every run,every century ,every match ,virat is making his way to be the world's best known cricketer ever!!!!!!every achievement of his makes me even a greater fan of his........loads of appreciation to u virat!!!!!a hearty 'CONGRATULATIONS' to all the winners but a special one to my favorite -our dashing superstar 'VIRAT'!!!!!
Ishatanu18 on 16 Sep 2012, 03:48 PM
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