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Kohli bags ICC Male Cricketer of Decade Award, Dhoni takes Spirit of Cricket Award

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Dubai, Dec 28 (UNI) India skipper Virat Kohli bagged two prestigious awards Sir Garfield Sobers award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade and ICC Men’s ODI Player of the Decade at the ICC Awards on Monday while MS Dhoni won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade.

The Indian cricket captain earned the ODI Cricketer of the Decade award for his prolific record in 50-over format. The Indian cricket captain pipped former skipper MS Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin, Joe Root and Steve Smith, among others to win the award.

Virat Kohli, who had scored 20,396 runs in all international cricket during the time period, which is more than anyone else, was also part of team India that won the ICC CWC 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013. He was also named ICC Cricketer of the Year in both 2017 and 2018.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) made the announcement via twitter, bestowing the honour on Kohli, who scored 66 out of his 70 international hundreds, in the “ICC Awards” period. “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 Kohli said after winning the award.

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