By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : April 05, 2017, 05:26
Duration : 01:35
Virat Kohli named by Wisden as Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016
Virat Kohli named by Wisden as Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016. Indian skipper Virat Kohli after being anounced as the cricketer of the year for 2016 has featured on the cover of the 2017 edition of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. Wisden announced, “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. Kohli smashed a total of four double hundreds in consecutive Test series and led India to series wins against New Zealand, England, West Indies, Australia and a one-off Test victory against Bangladesh. The cover picture shows the skipper going for a reverse sweep shot from one Test match and this is the second time that Kohli has been named the cricketer of the year in their 2017 edition.