After Virat Kohli won the ICC Cricketer Of The Year Award, 2017 his fans are celebrating and wishes are flowing in.
Kohli was also named the captain of both the Test and also in the ODI team of the year.
Kohli was also named the ODI Cricketer of the Year.
AB de Villiers, meanwhile, is the only other South African in the ICC ODI Team of the Year after being chosen for the seventh time in eight years. In ODIs, he scored 1,818 runs including seven centuries at an average of 82.63.
Smith, meanwhile, beat off competition from last year's victor Ashwin, who took 111 wickets at 25.87, Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored 1,914 runs, Kohli, and Ben Stokes, who hit 1,000 runs at 40.00 and took 35 wickets at 27.68.
Apart from Kohli if there was one player who captured the imagination of the cricket watching world it was Steve Smith. During the considered period, the Indian captain scored 2203 runs in Tests at an astounding average of 77.80 while racking up eight centuries. Two Indians winning it back to back makes it more special. He scalped 60 wickets in 2017 alone which is a record for an Associate player in a calendar year. While Virat Kohli ruled by winning the awards in most of the categories, it was Steve Smith who bagged Test Cricketer of the Year. He scored six tons in the format past year, averaging an astonishing 76.84, his ODI career average now stands at 55.74.
"I am really honored and happy to get the award of ICC Associate player of the year". I was pleased with the way I played but what pleased me most of all was that I helped us win Tests and, most importantly, The Ashes.
The left-arm quick was included in the ICC's men's ODI team of the year, the only Black Cap to be recognised by the game's governing body.
He also inspired India to the number-one and two rankings in Tests and ODIs, respectively.
Rising Indian wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was adjudged the T20I Performer of the Year.
David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year - Marais Erasmus.
Test Team of the Year: Dean Elgar, David Warner, Virat Kohli (captain), Steve Smith, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ben Stokes, Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mitchell Starc, Kagiso Rabada, James Anderson.