Virat Kohli wins ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year award

By Kaif - January 25, 2024 - Last updated on Jan 25, 2024 06:27 PM
Virat Kohli wins ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year award

India's star batsman Virat Kohli has been elected ODI Cricketer of the Year for the year 2023. It has been a great year for Virat, who was named the best player of the tournament in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023. He made an important contribution in taking India to the final of the ODI World Cup.

Virat Kohli wins ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year award

ICC has announced the winner of Men's Cricketer of the Year 2023. India's star batsman Virat Kohli defeated everyone and won this title for the fourth time. Virat Kohli became the first player in the world to win the ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year title four times.

Virat Kohli had performed brilliantly with the bat in the year 2023. In ODIs in 2023, Virat Kohli has scored 1377 runs, 1 wicket and taken 12 catches in 27 matches. Virat Kohli's bat roared a lot in the World Cup 2023. Virat Kohli, batting at number 3 for India, scored 765 runs at an average of 95.62 and strike rate of 90.31 in the entire tournament. Three centuries were scored during this period. Apart from this, Virat had broken Sachin's record of making the highest individual score in the World Cup.

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Virat Kohli Performance in 2023

1377 runs, 1 wicket and 12 catches in 27 matches: Virat scored at least a half-century in nine of his 11 innings in the World Cup, and scored 765 runs in the tournament. This is the highest score ever by an individual batsman in the Men's Cricket World Cup, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar's record in 2003.

Kohli finished the tournament with an average of 95.62 and a strike rate of 90.31, which included three centuries. One of these centuries came in the semi-final against New Zealand. He completed the record of 50 centuries in ODIs with his innings in the semi-finals. With this he became the batsman who scored the most centuries in ODIs.

He finished the tournament with another half-century in the final, but it did not lead to victory for India and the silence of the fans after his dismissal in the final in Ahmedabad was proof of how big a hope Kohli was of India winning the title. He finished the year with 1377 runs at an average of 72.47 with six centuries and eight half-centuries in 24 innings.

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