After the second test debacle against South Africa Indian Captain Virat Kohli has something to cheer about when he was named ICC and ODI cricketer Of the year at the ICC awards. Kohli was also named the ICC cricketer of the year and captain both ICC test and ODI teams.
The Indian batting team is leading run-getter in ODIs with 1460 in 26 innings at an average of 76.84 and strike-rate of 99.11, with six centuries - the most for any team. Kohli led India to the final of the Champions Trophy, ODI series wins over England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and Test series wins over Bangladesh, Australia and Sri Lanka (twice).
Kohli went past former Australian captain Ricky Ponting to second place in the all-time ODI centurion list with his 31st hundred that came against New Zealand in Mumbai in October last year. During the course of his 32nd ODI century, Kohli became the fastest batsman scoring 9000 runs in ODI and the match was against New Zealand in Kanpur. He became the most successful captain in ODI year surpassing Pointing.
Kohli regained his No. 1 position in ICC rankings and ODI batsman with 889 rating points, the best ever cricketer in India.