On Thursday, the 2016 ICC Awards were announced with India’s Ravichandran Ashiwn landing the ICC Cricketer of the Year award.
In the process, Ashwin became the third Indian cricketer after legendary batsmen Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar to win the award. Incidentally, Dravid was also the first recipient of the award when it was introduced in 2004.
Former Australian cricketers Ricky Ponting and Mitchell Johnson are the only two players to have won the award multiple times. Ponting won it in consecutive years – 2006 and 2007, while Johnson was considered the best cricketer in 2009 and 2014.