After scoring a solid 68 on day one of Team India’s first practice game against Essex – Kohli was given International Player of the Year award for 2017 and 2018 by the famous Barmy Army.
Barmy Army is a semi-organised group of English cricket fans which arranges touring parties for some of its members to follow the English cricket team.
BCCI took to Twitter and posted Kohli’s photo with the award and captioned it: “Say cheese..The @TheBarmyArmy presents #TeamIndia Captain @imVkohli with the International Player of the Year for years 2017 and 2018.”
Say cheese ????
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 25, 2018
Meanwhile, earlier in the day – Kohli showed great footwork and temperament in the middle as the Indian team prepares for the first Test against England with the ongoing three-day game against Essex.
Coming in to bat with the score on 44/3, Kohli combined beautifully with Murali Vijay as the two put on 90 runs for the fourth wicket before Vijay (53) was dismissed by Paul Walter.