Dubai: Team India captain Virat Kohli has been awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Award of this decade by the ICC. This award is given to the best player of the decade who has made his mark in every format. The ICC issued a statement announcing several awards for this decade.
Kohli other than Sir Garfield Sobers (Virat Kohli) The best male ODI cricketer of this decade has been selected by the ICC.
The Sir Garfield Sobers Award is given to a player who has done well in Test, ODI and T20 formats. Kohli has beaten compatriots Ravichandran Ashwin, Steve Smith of Australia and Ken Williamson of New Zealand in this race.
At the same time, Kohli has also been named in the ICC’s best male ODI player of this decade. Here Kohli has left behind Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, Lasith Malinga, Rohit Sharma of India, Mitchell Starc of Australia.
Kohli (Virat Kohli) However, he lost the race to Australia’s Steve Smith in the Best Male Test Cricketer of the decade. Apart from Kohli, Smith defeated England’s James Anderson, Joe Root, New Zealand’s Ken Williamson in this race.
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has been selected by the ICC as the best T20 cricketer of the decade. When Rashid took part in the T20 leagues of all the countries, he was very successful at the international level as well. In the race, Chris Gayle of West Indies, Aaron Finch of Australia, Virat Kohli of India, Rohit Sharma, Imran Tahir of South Africa lagged behind Rashid.
Captain Dhoni, who made India a two-time world champion, has also been successful in winning an award, which has been given to him to show his sporting spirit. Dhoni had called host batsman Ian Bell back to bat after a disputed run-out in a 2011 Test match played at the Trent Bridge ground in England.
The ICC has given Dhoni the Spirit of Cricket award for this decade.