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Kohli named ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade, Dhoni wins Spirit of Cricket Award

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India captain Virat Kohli on Monday won the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for the the ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade while former captain MS Dhoni won Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade.

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.

In the same period, he was also the batsman with most fifties (94), most runs (20396) besides having the maximum average (56.97) among players with 70 plus innings.

Overall, the 32-year-old has amassed 12040 runs in ODIs, 7318 runs in Tests and 2928 runs in T20 Internationals, averaging more than 50 across formats.

Australian batsman Steve Smith has won the Test Cricketer of the Decade while Afghan spinner Rashin Khan has been honoured with the T20 Cricketer of the Decade Award.

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