Indian cricket star Virat Kohli bags the title of ‘International Player Of The Year’: India Vs England Test Series!
by Unik Dhandhi, Thursday, July 26, 2018
Undoubtedly, Sachin Tendulkar is the ‘God Of Cricket’ but if there is anyone who matches Sachin’s potential then it is none-other-than Indian cricket star Virat Kohli. U-17 World Cup winner Virat Kohli is the most sensational cricket player on the planet.
We all are well-aware of Virat’s exceptional talent and fine sportsmanship for which he was awarded with the title of International Player Of The year 2017 by England’s fan club Barmy Army. And this year again, Kohli has been named as the International Player Of The Year about which The BCCI has shared a video on Twitter. The caption of the video read: "The @TheBarmyArmy presents #TeamIndia Captain @imVkohli with the International Player of the Year for years 2017 and 2018."
While preparing for the first Test against England, Kohli made a half-century as the visitors posted 322/6 on the opening day of their three-day tour match. India was reduced to 44/3 but they were steadied by a classy 68 from the captain, who added 90 with opener Murali Vijay (53).
Also, KL Rahul scored 58, while Dinesh Karthik remained unbeaten on 82 as India ended the day on 322/6. The match was reduced from four days to three at the request of India, who were concerned about the hot weather and the tight nature of their schedule.
They will travel to Birmingham a day earlier than planned, with the Test at Edgbaston starting next Wednesday. With the match shortened, India has all 18 members of the squad available to bat and bowl in what is no longer a first-class fixture.
The five-match Test series, beginning from August 1, will also be a test for the English side as they have failed to win any of their last three series with just one match won.