Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the ICC men’s ODI Player of the Decade award, while former wicket-keeper MS Dhoni won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade. A day after revealing the teams of the decade and their corresponding captains, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the winners of individual awards on Monday. Kohli also grabbed the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade.
India’s Virat Kohli has won two prestigious individual honours a day after becoming the only player to be in all three ICC Men’s Teams of the Decade. Kohli took home both the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade and the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade, said ICC on Monday. Australia’s Steve Smith won the ICC men’s Test Player of the Decade award, while Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan returned with the ICC men’s T20I Player of the Decade award. Former India skipper MS Dhoni won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade for his gesture to call England’s Ian Bell back on the crease after he was ruled out by the umpire in unusual circumstances.
Among women’s cricketers Australia’s Ellyse Perry made a clean sweep clinching the award in all three categories — ICC Women’s Player of the Decade, ODI Player of the Decade and T20I Player of the Decade award.