By Indian Cricket Fever
December 22 2016
Interestingly the voting period covered 8 Tests he played between September 2015 to September 2016... So the last 8 Tests against New Zealand and England were not even considered. The mind boggles to think that his numbers in the last 8 Tests are actually much better. Wow!!!
R Ashwin has become the third India player and 12th player overall to win the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy after being named as the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016.
Ashwin follows in the footsteps of Rahul Dravid (2004) and Sachin Tendulkar (2010), while other recipients of the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy include Andrew Flintoff and Jacques Kallis (joint-winners in 2005), Ricky Ponting (2006 and 2007), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (2008), Mitchell Johnson (2009 and 2014), Jonathan Trott (2011), Kumar Sangakkara (2012), Michael Clarke (2013) and Steve Smith (2015).