Kohli, Bumrah bag top honours in CEAT cricket rating awards
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has once again hit the headlines for the right reason as he has bagged the International Cricketer of the year award while Smriti Mandhana also hogged the limelight as she was honoured with the International women cricketer of the year award during the CEAT International Cricket Awards 2019.
Virat Kohli has quite often been referred to as the run-machine in the game of cricket for his ability to be consistent in scoring runs for the team. He gets set from the ball one and plays the bat-ball game with utmost confidence and that’s the speciality of him.
The aggressive captain has garnered as many as 10843 runs in the ODI cricket and has scored 6613 runs in Test cricket. Coming to Smriti Mandhana, she is known for the knack of playing some cool cricketing shots, most of her stylish shots resemble quite like Kumar Sangakkara.
Mandhana has been the ultimate star performer in women’s cricket and in fact, she has lived up to the reputation of being the consistent run-getter for her team. By far, she has garnered 1951 runs in ODI cricket and 1298 runs in the T20I format.
Bumrah adjudged as International Bowler of the Year
World No.1 bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been adjudged as International Bowler of the Year. Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has been adjudged as outstanding bowling and Australian batsman Aaron Finch has been awarded for his sensational performance in T20.
Bright young prospect Yashasvi Jaiswal, who performed well over the year was awarded Junior Cricketer of the Year and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav bagged outstanding performance of the year award.
In addition to that, Mohinder Amarnath, the former India all-rounder, was bestowed with the ‘Life Time Achievement award’ during the event.
Virat Kohli will be skippering India team in the World Cup for the very first time. But he does not have to worry too much about it as he will have the fruitful experience of the World Cup winning skipper MS Dhoni keeping the wickets. Rohit Sharma’s tips could also come handy in the summer’s showpiece event.
India will take on South Africa in their first game in summit World Cup clash starting on June 5.