Reportedly India's swashbuckling opener rohit sharma was on wednesday named the ICC's '2019 ODI Cricketer of the Year' for his incredible run of form through, while english all-rounder ben stokes walked away with the overall honours. Meanwhile indian skipper virat kohli was named captain of both the ICC's Test and ODI teams of the year besides winning the 'Spirit of Cricket' award for his gesture of trying to stop the fans from booing steve smith during a world cup match. Smith was returning to international cricket from a one year suspension for ball-tampering at that time.
Furthermore England's World Cup-winning all-rounder stokes got the biggest prize the 'Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy' for Player of the Year, while australia fast bowler Pat Cummins was named the Test Player of the Year. Perhaps india seamer deepak chahar won the t20 international Performance of the Year, Australia's Marnus Labuschagne was named as Emerging Cricketer of the Year, while Scotland's Kyle Coetzer was declared the Associate Cricketer of the Year.
Moreover the 32 year old rohit hit a purple patch in the world cup amassing 648 runs in nine games at an average of 81.00 with five hundreds and a half-century. In the united kingdom, he became the first batsman in world cup history to score five centuries in a single edition. Perhaps rohit looked forward to carrying his form in the coming year, after an aggregate of 1409 runs from 28 matches with seven hundreds in the ODI format.