Virat Kohli unveiled as Wisden Cricketers Cover for 2017

Wisden Cricketers' Almanac has unveiled Virat Kohli as its cover star for the year 2017.  

The cover image features Kohli playing a reverse-sweep, a shot which he seldom plays in Test or limited-overs cricket, which according to Wisden's editor, Lawrence Booth, signifies that he is a modern-day cricketer.

The Indian Cricket skipper has got this honour thanks to the sensational form he was in last year where he scored 2595 runs in international cricket across all formats.

Kohli is the third cricketer of from Asian continent to feature on the front cover in the past four editions. His former India team-mate Sachin Tendulkar was honoured in 2014 following his retirement from international cricket.

The 2017 edition of Wisden will be published in April, to coincide with the start of the English season. 

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