Virat Kohli honoured with 'International Player of the Year 2017-18' award by the Barmy Army

Virat Kohli honoured with ‘International Player of the Year 2017-18’ award by the Barmy Army

He played a stroke-filled knock of 68 runs with the bat in Chelmsford.

Virat Kohli with International player of the year award
Virat Kohli with the International player of the year award. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virat Kohli has been hogging the limelight ever since he has made it into the international arena. He has been the lynchpin of the Indian batting line-up for almost 10 years now and it is no surprise that he is leading the side across all the formats. He is currently in England and is gearing up for the gruelling five-match Test series and was honoured with ‘International Player of the Year 2017-18’ award by the Barmy Army for his achievements.

Barmy Army is famously known for their passionate support to England team on their overseas tours with their songs and chants. They are widely recognised as one of the most enjoyable crowds who back their team through thick and thin. It was indeed a proud moment for the Kohli and the Indian fans as he received the best player award from them.

The official Twitter handle of BCCI posted an update about the same as the ceremony took place just before the commencement of the practice game between India and Essex.

Kohli’s breezy knock

Virat Kohli once again proved why he is one of the best batsmen in the world. On a pitch where the top-order batsmen struggled, he got going almost immediately. The captain led from the front after his team was in tatters at 5/2 and then at 44/3. Coming in to bat at number 5, Kohli added a crucial stand with Murali Vijay and stabilised the Indian innings.

He unfurled some beautiful cover drives during his stay in the middle and entertained the crowd in Chelmsford. Unfortunately, he was dismissed in the same old fashion outside the off-stump by Paul Walter for 68 with as many as 12 fours. Dinesh Karthik also batted well which helped India recover from early blows and post 322 runs for the loss of 6 wickets by the end of day’s play.

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