The International Cricket Council (ICC) made the announcement via twitter, bestowing the honour on Kohli, who scored 66 out of his 70 international hundreds, in the “ICC Awards” period.
Congratulations to #TeamIndia Captain @imVkohli on bagging the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of… https://t.co/3pPswCj4V3
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1609145389000
In the same period, he was also the batsman with most fifties (94), most runs (20396) besides having the maximum average (56.97) among players with 70 plus innings.
My mindset has been to give my heart & soul for the team: @imVkohli For what has been a sensational career so far… https://t.co/5ZScLQMgUP
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1609145591000
Overall, the 32-year-old has amassed 12040 runs in ODIs, 7318 runs in Tests and 2928 runs in T20 Internationals, averaging more than 50 across formats.