Social Media is abuzz with reactions to Indian captain Virat Kohli's hat-trick at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards on Tuesday. Kohli created history by becoming the first cricketer to bag all the three individual honours in the ICC annual awards. The 30-year-old bagged the ICC Test, ODI and overall Player of the Year awards apart from being named the captain of the International Cricket Council’s Test and ODI teams of the year following an extraordinary 2018.The Indian skipper has now become only the second player in the history of the game, after former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy two years in a row. While Ponting bagged the award in 2006 and 2007, former Australian cricketer Mitchel Johnson had won it in 2009 and 2014.
Kohli has also become the first cricketer to win the coveted trophy along with the ICC Test and the ODI Player of the Year awards. The Indian captain, who guided the team to series win in Australia, also became the highest ODI scorer last year. Kohli scored 1460 runs in 26 matches and slammed six tons. He was also one of the leading scorers in Tests, scoring 1059 runs from 10 matches and hitting five hundreds. Following the announcement by the ICC, social media was flooded with congratulatory messages and memes.
Here's a look at how people reacted:
Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) January 22, 2019
ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year.
ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year.
Here is Virat Kohli grinning from year to year... pic.twitter.com/PIPDBCD2pU
Virat Kohli coming out from ICC award function. pic.twitter.com/WXtzbmE2Wh— Sunil- The cricketer (@1sInto2s) January 22, 2019
ICC Cricketer Of The Year— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) January 22, 2019
ICC ODI Cricketer Of The Year
ICC ODI Captain Of The Year
ICC Test Cricketer Of The Year
ICC Test Captain Of The Year
ICC Captain Of The Year
King Virat Kohli #ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/ZLGEj8t6mM