Virat Kohli won the ODI Cricketer of the Year award for the fourth time. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the best ODI cricketer of the year 2023 and Sargar Field Sobers Cricketer of the Year.
The ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year was contested between India’s Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Australia’s Travis Head, and World Cup-winning Australian captain Pat Cummins.
According to the ICC, Pat Cummins, who won the Test Championship and then the Cricket World Cup in 2023, has been named Sargarfield Sobers Cricketer of the Year.
Australian captain Pat Cummins had a great year in 2023, taking 59 wickets and scoring 422 runs in 24 matches, as well as winning the Test Championship and the World Cup trophy.
ODI Cricketer of the Year
India’s Virat Kohli, Mohammad Shami, Shibman Gill, and New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell were in contention for the ICC Men’s ODI Player of the Year 2023.
However, India’s Virat Kohli, who was named the player of the tournament in the World Cup last year, won the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year award.
Kohli has won the award for a record fourth time. Earlier, former South African cricketer AB de Villiers won the ODI Cricketer of the Year award 3 times.
Virat Kohli also won the ODI Cricketer of the Year award in 2012, 2017 and 2018.
Player of the tournament at the ICC Men’s @cricketworldcup 2023 😎
The extraordinary India batter has been awarded the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year 💥 https://t.co/Ea4KJZMImE
— ICC (@ICC) January 25, 2024
In 2023, Kohli scored 1377 runs in 27 ODI matches and also took 12 catches and took one wicket. His 24 innings included 6 centuries and 8 fifties.
In addition, Kohli broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most centuries in ODI cricket in 2023, becoming the first cricketer to score 50 centuries in ODI cricket. Earlier, ICC also announced the Test Cricketer of the Year on Thursday.
Test Cricketer of the Year
Australia’s Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, India’s spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, and England’s Joe Root were in tough competition for the ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year.
However, Australian opener Usman Khawaja won the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year award based on his outstanding performance in the year.
Usman Khawaja scored 1210 runs in 13 Test matches in the year 2023. He played an unbeaten innings of 195 runs against South Africa and 180 runs against India.