ICC Awards 2020 Highlights: As no surprise to anyone, the Indian cricket team skipper captain Virat Kohli claims the prestigious ICC Awards of the decade including the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade. The Indian Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday named one of the modern-day greats Virat Kohli as the One Day International (ODI) Player of the Decade and the ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade. Take a look at the glimpses of Kohli's interaction about his last 10 glorious years of his career in a video as underlined.
''Congratulations to Team India Captain Virat Kohli on bagging the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade & ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade Award,'' tweeted BCCI.
"Firstly it's a great honour for me to receive this award. Moments that I hold closest to my heart in the last decade definitely has to be the World Cup win in 2011, the Champions Trophy win in 2013 and winning the series in Australia in 2018. I hold them dearly in my heart.
If you focus on consistency alone, I don't think you can be consistent. If your endeavour is to step on to the field to make your team win at any cost, in that mindset you'll perform beyond your own limitations and abilities. That has always been my mindset, give my heart and soul for the team,'' said Kohli after winning the ICC awards.
🏅 ICC @CricketWorldCup win in 2011— ICC (@ICC) December 28, 2020
🏆 ICC Champions Trophy win in 2013
🎖️ Test series win in Australia in 2018
Virat Kohli, the winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade, talks about the last 10 glorious years of his career 🙌#ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/P9FSDgCkWJ
The ICC on Sunday had announced the teams of the decade in Test, ODI, and T20I cricket. Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin are the two Indians who feature in the Test team of the decade, with Kohli named as the skipper of the Test side. Meanwhile, the ODI and T20I sides are led by MS Dhoni.
Take a look at the Teams that ICC selected in different categories in which Virat Kohli gets his name.
ICC Men's T20I Team of the Decade: Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Kieron Pollard, Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
ICC Men's ODI Team of the Decade: Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Shakib al Hasan, MS Dhoni (c), Ben Stokes, Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Imran Tahir, Lasith Malinga
ICC Men's Test Team of the Decade: Alastair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli (Captain), Steve Smith, Kumar Sangakkara, Ben Stokes, R Ashwin, Dale Steyn, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.