Melbourne: Swashbuckling Australian opener David Warner on Wednesday won the prestigious Allan Border Medal along with Test Player of the Year award.
According to cricket.com.au, The dynamic left-hander polled an overall 240 votes (split evenly between those awarded by his teammates and those from umpires and media representatives) in the AB Medal count, 21 more than Steve Smith and 57 ahead of third-placed Mitchell Starc.
In the Test Player of the Year, Warner (30 votes) polled six more than Smith with Starc again placed third with 18 votes, while Josh Hazlewood was also a contender.
"My heart is racing. I honestly thought Smudge had a terrific year and he would have taken this out," Warner said on stage at the Allan Border Medal event, presented by Crown Golden Ale.
While Glenn Maxwell won the ODI Player of the year Award, Adam Voges won the Domestic Player of the year award.
During the voting period, Warner scored 1,212 Test runs, at an impressive average of 55.09.