Indian Skipper Bags ICC’s 2019 ‘Spirit of Cricket’ Award for Stopping Fans from Booing Aussie Player

New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli, who frequently loses his cool, recently became the fastest batsman to score 11,000 runs in One Day International (ODI) matches. He is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world, next to the “god of cricket” Sachin Tendulkar.

Indian Captain Virat Kohli won International Cricket Council’s 2019 Spirit of Cricket Award on Wednesday for his gesture of stopping fans from booing Australian-run machine Steve Smith during the World Cup match in England last year.

A section of the Indian crowd was booing Smith who was fielding near the boundary. They started shouting “cheater-cheater”, but such conduct to a fellow athlete annoyed Kohli who gestured to the crowd to instead cheer for Smith. READ MORE …

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