Indian vice captain, Rohit Sharma, who top-scored in the One-day International (ODI) format in 2019, has on Wednesday won the ODI Cricketer of the Year by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Rohit Sharma’s huge total includes seven centuries, out of which five came in the World Cup 2019. Indian captain Virat Kohli has been chosen for the ‘spirit of cricket’ award. This award goes for his gesture to the crowd. The incident hailed for the award took place against a league stage match against Australia. In the match, Virat Kohli gestured towards the crowd to cheer for former Australia captain Steve Smith.
Australia's Marnus Labuschagne, who had a dream season in Test cricket, was named emerging cricketer of the year. Marnus Labuschagne scored 1104 runs in 11 matches for his country. Ben Stokes, who played a key role in England's World Cup 2019 triumph, won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the world player of the year.
Pat Cummins, with 59 wickets in Test cricket last season, was named the Test Cricketer of the Year by ICC.
India's Deepak Chahar got the T20I Performance of the Year award for his magical figures of six for seven against Bangladesh, including a hat-trick. Richard Illingworth, former England Test cricketer, bagged the ICC Umpire of the Year award.