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Medium-fast bowler Hasan Ali was named ICC’s Emerging Player of the Year
Smith beat off competition for the from last year's victor Ashwin, who took 111 wickets at 25.87, Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored 1,914 runs, Kohli, and Ben Stokes, who hit 1,000 runs at 40.00 and took 35 wickets at 27.68.
Australia captain Steve Smith finished second to Kohli for the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, but went on to win his maiden ICC Test Cricketer of the Year award.
International Cricket Council has announced Pakistan paceman Hasan Ali as Emerging Player of the Year. "Only the best of the best have won this award and Virat certainly deserves to be in that select group of cricketers", Richardson said.
Apart from Kohli, who was named as the captain for the ODI Team of the year, Rohit Sharma, who smashed a double ton against Sri Lanka in December, becoming the only batsman in the world to have three double centuries in the format, was also included in the squad. "It's probably the biggest of all in world cricket and two Indians getting it back-to-back makes it more special", he said in a statement.
Batting great Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday heaped praise on India captain Virat Kohli for bagging most of the major honours at the ICC Annual Awards.
Australian captain Steve Smith claimed the Test Player of the Year honour. He also smashed 1,818 runs in 31 ODIs with seven centuries and nine half-centuries and 299 runs at a strike-rate of 152.55 in 10 T20Is during the voting period.
"Last year was incredible, both for me individually as well as my team", said the ODI consistency in a PCB video.
"To come out this year when there was a lot of talk about the Ashes' keeping spot - and who was going to play - the way that he put his hand up and has continued to do so for such a young guy is really impressive".
"This award is for all those who believed and backed us in the journey, and look forward to their continued patronage as the next 18 months will be more challenging with the World Cup in 2019".
"I've had a really good year". David Warner, Babar Azam, de Villiers, Quinton de Kock, Ben Stokes, Rashid Khan are also the part of the team. This is Kohli's 4th selection in the ODI Team of the year, having been previously selected in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
Among other awards, Yuzvendra Chahal's incredible haul of 6/25 against England in Bengaluru last year, was named as Twenty20 worldwide performance of the year.
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