India batsman Virat Kohli was today named as the player of the tournament at the conclusion of the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur today.
Kohli was the unanimous choice of the select group of experts* following his exceptional form with the bat.
In the lead up to the final, the 25-year-old scored 242 runs in five matches at an average of 121, including innings of 36 not out against Pakistan, 54 against the West Indies, 57 not out against Bangladesh, 23 against Australia and a match-winning 72 not out against South Africa in the semi-final.
*David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees was the chairman of the independent jury that selected the Men’s Player of the Tournament. Other members of the panel included Marais Erasmus of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram, ex-England captain Nasser Hussain, former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop and Utpal Shuvro, one of Bangladesh’s senior-most cricket correspondents.