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King Kohli crowned ICC cricketer of the year

India’s cricket captain, Virat Kohli poses with the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 trophy at a press conference in The Grange in London on May 25, 2017, ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 from June 1 – 18. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel Leal-Olivas (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Sarwar Alam

Virat Kohli on Thursday (18) was crowned cricketer of the year by the sport’s world governing body, capping off a strong innings for the Indian skipper across all three formats of the game. Australian captain Steve Smith was named Test player of the year as the International Cricket Council unveiled its annual awards. Kohli is just the fourth Indian to win the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, following in the footsteps of batting greats Sachin Tendulkar (2010), Rahul Dravid (2004) and teammate Ravichandran Ashwin (2016). “It’s the first time winning the Garfield Sobers Trophy, and it’s a huge honour for…

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