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Virat Kohli Wins Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade; MS Dhoni wins ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade

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Virat Kohli named ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade, honoured with Sir Garfield Sobers Award

On December 28, 2020 The winners of the International Cricket Council(ICC) Awards of the Decade(2011-2020) were announced. In this, Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli wins the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade. He also won ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade award. He became the only men’s player to be named in ICC’s Test, ODI, and T20I Teams of the Decade.

i. Ellyse Perry(Australia) wins the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade. She also won ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade award and ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade award.

  • Ellyse Perry is the first and only cricketer in history to complete the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in T20I cricket.

Ms Dhoniii.MS Dhoni(India) won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade for calling back former England batter Ian Bell after a disputable runout at Trent Bridge Cricket ground, Nottinghamshire, England in 2011.

Note

i.This is the 1st time fans were allowed to vote for the ICC Awards of the Decade.

ii.The performance period for the awards will be 1st January 2011 – 7th October 2020.

iii.With this award, MS Dhoni becomes the 2nd Most Individual ICC Awards holder.

Hosted by

i.ICC Awards of the Decade show was hosted by Alan Wilkins, a Welsh cricket commentator and former English county cricketer.

ii.The Star Sports show was hosted by Jatin Sapru, Indian TV sports journalist, television host, broadcaster and cricket commentator.

Key Info:

Ellyse Perry scored 4,349 runs with 4 centuries and took 213 wickets in all international cricket during the decade. These wickets taken by her are the most wickets taken by any player.

Table of List of Winners

Name of the Cricketer Country  Award
Virat Kohli India
  • Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade
  • ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade
MS Dhoni India ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade
Ellyse Perry Australia
  • Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade
  • ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade
  • ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade
Steve Smith Australia ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade
Rashid Khan Afghanistan ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade
Kyle Coetzer Scotland ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade
Kathryn Bryce Scotland ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade

 ICC Team of the Decade Awards:

ICC Men’s Test Team of the DecadeIcc Mens test11 member ICC Men’s Test Team of the Decade award was conferred to the Test Team headed by Virat Kohli(India). Ravichandran Ashwin of India was also named in the team. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) selected as the wicket-keeper..

ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Decade & ICC Men’s T20I Team of The DecadeMens T20 & odiIn Both the formats MS Dhoni(India) was named as the Captain and Wicketkeeper, while Indian Players Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were named as players.

Along with others, Jasprit Bumrah of India was named as the player in ICC Men’s T20I Team of The Decade

ICC Women’s T20I Team of the DecadeWt20Meg Lanning(Australia) was also selected as the captain of the Women’s T20I Team of the Decade, with Alyssa Healy(Australia) selected as the wicket-keeper. Indian Players, Harmanpreet Kaur and Poonam Yadav was named as the player.

ICC Women’s ODI Team of the DecadeWOdiMeg Lanning(Australia) was selected as the captain of the Women’s ODI Team of the Decade, with Sarah Taylor(England) selected as the wicket-keeper.Mithali raj and  Jhulan Goswami of India were named as players.

Click here to know list of players in ICC Team of the Decade

Winners of the Award will Receive the Following:

i.A unique artwork created in a collaboration between the ICC, Mumbai-based studio Kulture Shop and Indian artist Pratap Chalke, will be given to the individual award winners.

ii.The winners of Rachel Heyhoe-Flint and Sir Garfield Sobers will receive a pectacular hand-painted artwork bat.

iii.The other individual award winners will receive a limited-edition canvas painting that captures their unique passion and spirit.

About ICC Awards of The Decade:

It recognises the best players across Cricket over the past 10 years. It is a one-off edition of the annual awards programme.

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About International Cricket Council(ICC):
CEO– Manu Sawhney
Headquarters– Dubai, United Arab Emirates(UAE)