ICC announced the winners of individual awards on Monday. Indian captain Virat Kohli claimed two prestigious awards at the ICC Awards of the Decade. Kohli won the Sir Garfield Sobers award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade and the ICC Men’s ODI Player of the Decade.
Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday won International Cricket Council (ICC) Spirit of Cricket Award of the decade. The global cricket body said that the former Indian captain was unanimously chosen by fans for his gesture of calling back England batsman Ian Bell after a bizarre run out in the Nottingham Test in 2011.
“My only intention was to make winning contributions for the team and I just strive to do that in every game. Stats just become the byproduct of what you want to do on the field,”
The Indian skipper MS Dhoni said after winning the award.
Receiving awards Virat Kohli said, “My only intention was to make winning contributions for the team and I just strive to do that in every game. Stats just become the byproduct of what you want to do on the field.”
Meanwhile, Australia batsman Steve Smith was named as the ICC Test player of the decade. During this period, the former Australian skipper scored over 7,000 runs at an average of 65.79. And Afghanistan’s spinning all-rounder Rashid Khan has been named the T20I cricketer of the decade by ICC.
Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry won the ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade alongside Female ODI Cricketer of the Decade and T20I Cricketer of the Decade awards.