The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced the awards for the year 2019.
Rohit Sharma, who has been named as the best performer in ODIs and hitman, has been chosen as the ‘Cricketer of the Year’. Rohit Sharma hit a total of seven centuries in the year 2019, of which he scored five centuries in the World Cup in England.
Australian fast bowler Pete Cummins has been adjudged the Test ‘Cricketer of the Year’, while the England batsman who performed best in the Test has been adjudged ‘Test Cricketer of the Year’.
Virat Kohli is the captain of the one-day ICC team. Apart from this, opener Rohit Sharma, fast bowler Mohammad Shami and Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav have got a place in the team.
Only two Indian players have got a place in the ICC Test team. Virat Kohli has got the captaincy of this team and Mayank Agarwal has been included as the opener. Apart from this, Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian team has been given the ‘Spirit of Cricket Award’.
Why did Kohli get this award?
This award has been given to Virat Kohli for his sportsmanship and generosity in the match against Australia. It was on 9 June 2019, the tournament was the World Cup and the venue was England’s Oval Ground. In comparison, Kohli had scored an innings of 82 runs, due to which the competition remained in the headlines, he remained in the headlines due to the generosity of the Indian captain.
In fact, during the Indian innings, some Indian spectators began to tease Australian player Steve Smith, who was fielding at the boundary.
At that time Virat Kohli was at the crease and when he saw this, he pointed from there and said that he should respect Steve Smith by clapping After this, it was also shown on the screen that when Kohli and Smith came face to face, Smith smiled and patted him for his playing spirit. Thank you. It was not clear what the Indian audience was saying to Steve Smith, but Indian media reports claimed that he was being teased by being called a ‘cheater’, a cheater.
Australian cricket journalist Sam Landsberger said this “Wow. What a wonderful thing Virat Kohli is. Steve Smith was sent to fielding near the border and immediately the Indian audience Teasing him. So Kohli turned to him and gestured to him to clap for Smith. “