Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday created history as he became the first ever player to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, ICC Men's Test Player of the Year and ICC Men's ODI Player of the Year.
Coming on the back of an extraordinary 2018, in which he scored in 2735 runs in 37 matches across all the three formats at an average of 68.37, the cricket's governing body conferred him with the topmost individual prize in the sport.
"It feels amazing. It’s a reward for all the hard work that you do throughout the calendar year. I feel really grateful and very, very happy with the team doing well at the same time myself performing. Having recognition at the global level from the ICC is something you feel proud of as a cricketer because you understand that there are many players playing the game," Kohli said after creating history.
This is for the very first time that the 30-year-old has won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy and ICC Men's Test Player of the Year award. As for the ICC Men's ODI Player of the Year award, he has won it for the second time running and for the third time ever.
Earlier in the day, the Indian skipper was named as the skipper of ICC's Test and ODI Team of the Year. He led India to six wins and seven defeats in the 5-day format over the voting period, whereas he spearheaded the Men in Blue to nine wins in the 50-over format.