Virat Kohli crowned Wisden’s ‘king of the willow’ for 2016

first_imgApril 05, 2017 Bl07_ndmva_Bran+G3K13FK9D.3.jpg.jpg   –  PTI Bl07_ndmva_Bran+G3K13FK9D.3.jpg.jpg   –  PTI × COMMENT SHARE India’s prodigious run machine Virat Kolhi was on Wednesday named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016, adding another feather to his abundantly decorated cap.Kohli amassed 1,215 Test runs last year at a stupendous average of 75.93. Ten ODI appearances fetched him 739 runs at 92.37, while he scored 641 T20 International runs at 106.83. Only six batsmen have ever scored more international runs in a calendar year than Kohli, but none of them had as high an average.“Virat Kohli, who features on the cover of the 2017 edition of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, is also the Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016, an accolade put in place in 2003 when Ricky Ponting became the first honouree,” Wisden announced.Owing to his phenomenal run with the bat, Kohli had won the prestigious ‘Polly Umrigar award’ presented to the ‘International Cricketer of the Year’ at the BCCI Annual Awards.Kohli was additionally declared Wisden India Almanack’s Cricketer of the Year for the second time in its 2017 edition.Two Pakistani cricketers — Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan — were named in the list of five Cricketers of the Year for the first time since 1997; other players include Ben Duckett, Toby Roland-Jones and Chris Woakes.With Misbah and Younis making the list, the total number of Pakistanis chosen Cricketers of the Year went up to 14, one less than India’s tally of 15.Ellyse Perry figures as the Leading Woman Cricketer in the World in Wisden’s latest edition.Only six batsmen have scored more international runs in a calendar year than Virat Kohli, but none had as high an averagecenter_img Published on Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan of Pakistan named among 5 ‘Cricketers of the Year’ cricket COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img

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