DUBAI: Indian veteran batter Virat Kohli has been named the ICC Men’s Player of the month for October 2022, announced International Cricket Council on Monday.
According to ICC, the Indian star achieved the title following his exceptional run with the bat in the shortest format of the game in the previous month.
Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza and South Africa’s David Miller were also nominated for the award alongside Kohli but the Indian mainstay beat them to clinch the award.
Kohli played the T20I innings of his life and single-handedly steered India to a memorable win against Pakistan at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Besides his match-winning 82* in the high-voltage encounter, he also churned out two other memorable knocks out of just four innings he played in October 2022.
The 33-year-old delivered an unbeaten 62 from 44 deliveries against the Netherlands in the mega event. He also smashed an outstanding knock of 49* from just 28 deliveries against South Africa in the home T20I game earlier in the month
“It is a great honour for me to have been voted the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for October. Being chosen as the standout player by fans across the globe as well as the panel makes this accolade even more special for me,” expressed Kohli after winning the award as quoted by ICC.