Virat Kohli named as ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year (2023)

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ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year 2023 winner revealed

Veteran Indian batter Virat Kohli was crowned the ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year 2023 for his exceptional year in the 50-over format.

Player of the tournament at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, Virat Kohli was announced as the ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year 2023.

The Indian batter had a superb year with the bat, culminating in a record tally of runs at the home World Cup, where his contributions played a major part in India's run to the final.

Virat Kohli in 2023 in ODIs

1377 runs, 1 wicket and 12 catches in 27 matches

The year that was

Virat Kohli built on his comeback in 2022 with a spectacular 2023, where he found peak form in ODIs, and capped it off with a Player of the Tournament performance at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

India’s No.3 smashed at least a half-century in nine of his 11 innings at the World Cup, finishing with a mind-blowing 765 runs, the most ever scored by an individual batter at a men’s Cricket World Cup, going past the previous record set by Sachin Tendulkar in 2003.

Kohli finished the tournament with an average of 95.62 and a strike rate of 90.31, with three centuries including one in the semi-final against New Zealand.

He completed a record tally of 50 ODI hundreds with his knock in the semi-final, making him the leading century-hitter in the format’s history.

While he ended the tournament with another half-century in the final, it didn’t lead India to a victory and the stunned silence that followed his dismissal in Ahmedabad in the final was a testimony to how big Kohli was to India’s chances at the title win.

He finished the year with 1377 runs at an average of 72.47, recording six centuries and eight half-centuries in 24 innings.

Memorable Performance

Kohli reserved his best at the World Cup for the semi-final knockout clash against New Zealand. Walking in at the fall of Rohit Sharma’s wicket, Kohli hit his stride immediately, remaining unmoved until after he completed a record 50th century in the format.

"It's stuff of dreams, Anushka was sitting right there, Sachin paaji was there in the stands," Kohli said later while being interviewed during the innings break.

If the setting made the knock “picture perfect” for Kohli, the occasion made it all the more important for India. Having endured heartbreak at the hands of the Kiwis four years back in England, Kohli’s record ton and huge stand with Shreyas Iyer paved the way for a monumental total of 397.

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Virat Kohli since 2022 August

- Most runs in Asia Cup
- Most runs in T20 WC
- Most runs in BGT
- Most runs in WC
- Most MOTM in 2023
- POTT in WC 2023
- Highest Indian scorer in SA Test Series
- ODI Cricketer of the Year
 
Virat Kohli wins the ICC ODI cricketer of the year for the record fourth time.
The first-ever player to hold 10 ICC Awards.
 
As ICC wishes cricket to become more commercial like football and other sports, I request them to also learn something from the movie business and have an ICC Razzie Awards for the worst teams and players across all formats. These awards will publicly shame the players and motivate them to improve.
 
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Has been some comeback from him after everyone had written him off.
 
Great achievement winning so many awards but doesn't help the team win anything.
Not his fault if team can't win, it's a team sport. He did his job so many times earlier also like in 2014, 2016 WT20s. Maybe it isn't meant to be. Marshall, Hadlee, Lara, Waqar, Ambrose etc. never won trophies. So many legends from South Africa couldn't win ICC trophies, that's life.

Maybe he will win one before retirement like Messi.
 
Not his fault if team can't win, it's a team sport. He did his job so many times earlier also like in 2014, 2016 WT20s. Maybe it isn't meant to be. Marshall, Hadlee, Lara, Waqar, Ambrose etc. never won trophies. So many legends from South Africa couldn't win ICC trophies, that's life.

Maybe he will win one before retirement like Messi.
Ask him how many ICC trophies Saeed Anwar won during his career, a player whom they revere.
 
Ask him how many ICC trophies Saeed Anwar won during his career, a player whom they revere.
No one claims Sawed Anwar is a GOAT or king etc which you guys claim kholi to be. Can you please remind me what this award won for India in terms of ICC Trophy and the other millions which he has won?
 
Not his fault if team can't win, it's a team sport. He did his job so many times earlier also like in 2014, 2016 WT20s. Maybe it isn't meant to be. Marshall, Hadlee, Lara, Waqar, Ambrose etc. never won trophies. So many legends from South Africa couldn't win ICC trophies, that's life.

Maybe he will win one before retirement like Messi.
Why not? Rohit the the greatest odi opener ever. Bumrah is as good as Wasim Akram. Gill is the better is anymore in Asia bar the Indian players. Ashwin is as good as Imran. Shami has taken around 50 WC wickets in 13 odd games. Jadeja is as good as an all rounder in the history. Suraya is the greatest t20 batsmen of all time. Kuldeep is the greatest Chinaman ever.

With all this you still can't win? Stop playing cricket in that case. In am not even talking about the custom made matches and the ridiculous amount of facilities they have.
 
No worries yaar...anytime.
It has becoming my second habit anyway to educate people who has no clue on cricket

:kp
Thank you now teach your team how not to choke which I assume is your first habit. Must be very hard to get rid of choking. Poor you good luck with that.
 
Read again. I am talking about his performances he flopped in the world cup which India won.
Check again. He was the highest scorer in the CT final and scored a decent 35 runs in the 2011 WC final.
Both innings contributed to winning the tournaments.
 
As ICC wishes cricket to become more commercial like football and other sports, I request them to also learn something from the movie business and have an ICC Razzie Awards for the worst teams and players across all formats. These awards will publicly shame the players and motivate them to improve.
2023 has far too many competition :) So this award is not feasible.
 
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