Virat Kohli Receives Player Of The Year Award From Barmy Army

| July 26 , 2018 , 14:05 IST

England's famous cricketing fan group Barmy Army presented the 'International Player Of The Year award 2017-18' to the Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday. This happened after first-day stumps of the practice match against Essex at Chelmsford.

BCCI took on Twitter to share the images of the elite moment. The Indian team is on a tour in England where they enjoy a massive fan following.

The men in blue are recently playing a warm-up match against English domestic team Essex. The practice match has been reduced to three days due to the heatwave.  

29-year old Kohli, who had a forgettable tour of England in 2014 showed glimpses of his form with a fine half-century in India’s only warm-up game for the tour against Essex. He played a crucial knock 68 off 93 balls that included 12 brilliant boundaries.

India has won the T-20 series 2-1 but vanquished 1-2 in the ODI series.

Last year also Barmy Army awarded Kohli the international player of the year award for which he thanked them in a video.

“I am really honoured to be chosen by the barmy army as the international player of the year. It feels nice to be recognised by the fans of other countries and cricket lovers from all over the globe which makes you feel great as a cricketer. Especially from the barmy army who made my life hell in England in 2014 when I had a tough time." said Kohli in a video.