Double delight: Kohli, Mandhana win top prizes
London: It was double delight for India as it swept the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack Wednesday with Virat Kohli and Smriti Mandhana clinching the 'Leading Cricketer of Year' honours, continuing their award-winning spree.
Kohli and Mandhana had won big in the last ICC Awards night too. Mandhana was adjudged 'Women's Cricketer of the Year' as well as the 'Women's ODI Player of the Year' by the ICC in December, while the talismanic Kohli won the Cricketer of the Year award besides finishing as the top batsman in Tests.
Indian captain Kohli was named the Wisden Leading Cricketer of the year for the third successive time, having amassed 2735 runs across the three formats in 2018.
The India skipper is only the third cricketer ever to have won the award more than three times after Don Bradman (10 times) and Jack Hobbs (8 times).