Indian captain Virat Kohli is named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016.
Kohli amassed 1215 Test runs at a stupendous average of 75.93 last year.
10 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.
Kohli had won the prestigious ‘Polly Umrigar award’ presented to the ‘International Cricketer of the Year’ at the BCCI Annual Awards.
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:
Leading Cricketer in the World: Virat Kohli
Leading Woman Cricketer in the World: Ellyse Perry
Five Cricketers of the Year: Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Ben Duckett, Toby Roland-Jones, Chris Woakes.