ICC Player Of The Month: How Many Indian Cricketers Have Won This Award?

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ICC Player Of The Month: How Many Indian Cricketers Have Won This Award?

ICC Player Of The Month: How Many Indian Cricketers Have Won This Award?


Indian batting maestro Virat Kohli was named the winner of the ICC Player of the Month award for October 2022. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on November 7 announced Kohli as the winner of the ICC Men's Player of the Month award following a series of spectacular performances as he helped the Indian cricket team stamp their tickets for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup semi-finals.

This was for the first time that Kohli was nominated for the ICC Men's Player of the Month award. He celebrates his first Player of the Month prize after registering 205 runs with the bat, and showcasing some remarkable performances throughout October. He scored a brilliant half-century against the Netherlands in Sydney, and he produced a memorable inning in the stunning victory over Pakistan in front of a capacity crowd in Melbourne to kick off their Super 12 campaign in the Men’s T20 World Cup.

Meanwhile, Virat secured the ICC Player Of The Month 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, who both have impressed one and all with their magnificent performances.

Virat rewrote the history books yet again

Reacting to his  ICC Men’s Player of the Month prize, Kohli said: "It is a great honor 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."

“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.”

Indian Players Who Have Won ICC Men's Player Of The Month Award:

Apart from Virat Kohli, four other Indian players have won the ICC Men's Player of the Month award. Check out the list of Indian players who have won this award:

1. Rishabh Pant - Indian keeper-batter Rishabh Pant was awarded the Player of the Month award for January 2021 for his performances in the two Tests against Australia where he scored a 97 at Sydney and an unbeaten 89 at Brisbane that led India to a historic series win against arch-rivals Australia.

2. Ravichandran Ashwin - India's Ravichandran Ashwin won the ICC Men's Player of the Month for February 2021, for his impressive performance against England as part of India's successful Test series victory. 

3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar - India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar won the ICC Men's Player of the Month for March 2021, for his impressive performances in India's series against England. He was the standout bowler on either side in the white-ball series and was chosen the winner.

4. Shreyas Iyer - Shreyas Iyer won the ICC Player of the Month award for his recent remarkable batting performances in the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka and West Indies. Iyer pipped past UAE batter Vriitya Aravind and Nepal all-rounder Dipendra Singh Airee to win the monthly award.

5. Virat Kohli - Star batter Virat Kohli was on Monday named the ICC Men's Player of the Month for October following a series of stellar performances during India's charge to the T20 World Cup semifinals in Australia.