France 24 – English – 07 June 2018 – 12H20
Kohli named Indian cricketer of the year

© AFP/File | In six Tests in 2017-18, star batsman and Indian captain Virat Kohli has scored 896 runs at an average of 89.

Summary

  • 07 June 2018 – 12H20 Kohli named Indian cricketer of the year © AFP/File | In six Tests in 2017-18, star batsman and Indian captain Virat Kohli has scored 896 runs at an average of 89.
  • Kohli became India’s captain in 2015 and led his team back to number one place in the Test rankings the following year.
  • The 29-year-old, who was also named International Cricket Council player of the year in January, amassed 1,332 runs in 13 Tests in 2016-2017.
  • Kohli will receive the prestigious Polly Umrigar award, named after a former India captain, and a $45,000 prize at a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) function in Bangalore on June 12.
  • Women cricketers will also be feted at the Bangalore event, with Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana set to be named player of the year for 2016-17 and 2017-18 respectively.


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