Virat Kohli bags ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for October 2022 | Cricket News



DUBAI: India’s star batter Virat Kohli has been named the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for October 2022 after some outstanding performances in the shortest format of the game.
Kohli celebrates his first ‘Player of the Month’ prize after registering 205 runs with the bat, and showcasing the full array of his batting talent throughout October.
Kohli produced unforgettable innings in the stunning victory over Pakistan in front of a capacity crowd in Melbourne to kick off India’s ‘Super 12’ campaign at the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.
With India 31/4 at one stage in their T20 World Cup opener against Pakistan, Kohli asserted his dominance on the opposition bowlers in a memorable display of controlled aggression, eventually guiding his side to chase down the 160-run target off the final ball, thanks to his unbeaten 82 from 53 balls.
The India talisman secures the award after being nominated for the first time, edging out a competitive field that included South Africa’s sublime finisher David Miller and the in-form Sikandar Raza of Zimbabwe, both of who enjoyed key contributions in the T20 World Cup.
“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,” ICC quoted Virat Kohli as saying after he receiving the award.
“I want to pay tribute to the other nominees who performed so well during the month and also to my teammates, who continue to support me to perform to the best of my ability,” he added.
Kohli’s efforts played a vital role in helping India reach the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup.
India will take on England in the second semifinal on November 10 in Adelaide.


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