ICC Awards: Indian skipper Virat Kohli has won the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade while MS Dhoni bagged the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award.
ICC said that MS Dhoni has won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade. It wrote: "The former India captain was chosen by fans unanimously for his gesture of calling back England batsman Ian Bell after a bizarre run out in the Nottingham Test in 2011."
Virat Kohli also won the Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade award. Steve Smith is the ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade, while Rashid Khan is the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade.
Virat Kohli, the winner of ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade, 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."
Virat had the most runs in the ICC Awards period (20,396), most hundreds (66), most fifties (94), and the highest average among players with 70+ innings (56.97).
On the other hand, Ellyse Perry became the Women’s T20I, ODI Cricketer of the Decade even as she bagged the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade.