05 April 2017 Current Affairs: Indian captain Virat Kolhi was named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016.
Kohli amassed 1215 Test runs at a stupendous average of 75.93 last year.
Ten ODI appearances fetched him 739 runs at 92.37, while he scored 641 T20 International runs at 106.83.
Only six batsmen have ever scored more international runs in a calendar year than Kohli but none of them have come close to the Indian captain’s average.
“Virat Kohli, who features on the cover of the 2017 edition of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, is also the Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016, an accolade put in place in 2003 when Ricky Ponting became the first honouree,” Wisden announced.
Kohli has already been declared Wisden India Almanack’s Cricketer of the Year for the second time in its 2017 edition.
Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack honours:
1) Leading Cricketer in the World: Virat Kohli
2) Leading Woman Cricketer in the World: Ellyse Perry
3) Five Cricketers of the Year: Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Ben Duckett, Toby Roland-Jones, Chris Woakes.