Chelmsford, England: Cricketer Virat Kohli was presented with International Player of the Year award for 2017 and 2018 by The Barmy Army on Wednesday. The Barmy Army is England's cricket team supporter's club.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), took to Twitter to share the news with a photo of Indian skipper holding both the titles.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 25, 2018
England's Barmy Army also shared BCCI's tweet on their official account and wished Kohli and his team for their series. They were thankful to Kohli for taking the time out and accepting the award.
— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) July 25, 2018
Currently, the Indian team is in Chelmsford, England to play a four-day friendly match against country side Essex. This is a warm-up game for the visiting team which will help them determine their strengths and drawbacks.
Earlier during the match on Wednesday, the Essex crowd welcomed Kohli with a cheer and later in the day he was presented with the award.
Kohli, who had struggled all through the previous Test tour of England in 2014, was instrumental in reviving the Indian innings after the visiting side were reduced to 5/2 in the third over and 44/3 in the 19th over.
He came out at number five at the fall of Ajinkya Rahane (17 off 47 balls) and along with Vijay resurrected the Indian innings with a 93-ball 68 which was studded with 12 fours.