Stokes named ICC player of the year after landmark 2019

first_imgStokes was the unanimous choice for the coveted Sir Garfield Sobers trophy – thanks to his unbeaten 84 in a dramatic final against New Zealand in July followed by a brilliant 135 not out to win the third Ashes Test against Australia six weeks later in Leeds.Stokes, 28, said it was a huge honour for any cricketer to receive such an award. “To be recognised and be the person to win that (award) it’s pretty amazing,” he said in a video statement.During the voting period, Stokes aggregated 719 runs and bagged 12 wickets in 20 ODIs. He also scored 821 runs and took 22 wickets in 11 Tests.Indian opener Rohit Sharma was named the ODI cricketer of the year while captain Virat Kohli bagged the Spirit of Cricket award for his gesture to stop fans from booing Australia’s Steve Smith during a World Cup match.Smith was returning to international cricket from a one-year suspension for changing the condition of the ball.“I’m surprised that I have got it, after many years of being under the scanner for the wrong things,” Kohli said in a statement put out by ICC. Loading… Read Also:Serena Williams, back in the wins, aims to end long Slam record quest“That moment was purely understanding an individual’s situation. I don’t think a guy who is coming out of a situation like that needs to be taken advantage of.”Kohli was also named captain of both the ICC Test and ODI teams of the year.In other major awards, Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins was named the Test player of the year and teammate Marnus Labuschagne was declared emerging cricketer of the year.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ben Stokes was Wednesday named the International Cricket Council player of the year, capping an unforgettable 2019 for the swashbuckling England all-rounder that included a match-winning knock at the World Cup.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeithlast_img read more