The talisman Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin were nominated for the coveted ICC Men’s Player of the Decade Award on Tuesday with the Indian captain All five men’s categories for his incredible run over the past 10 years. Kohli and seasoned off-spinner Ashwin are the two Indians among seven players nominated for the most prestigious award.
Next to the Indian duo, Joe Root (England), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Steve Smith (Australia), AB de Villiers (South Africa) and Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) are the other competitors in this category. In the ODI Player of the Decade category, the former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the run machine Rohit Sharma also found a place alongside Kohli, Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Mitchell Starc (Australia), de Villiers and Sangakkara. Kohli and Rohit also featured in the Men’s T20I Player of the Decade category, which also included Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Aaron Finch (Australia), Malinga and Chris Gayle (West Indies). . Kohli was also nominated for Test Player of the Decade and ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade.
In addition to Kohli, Dhoni also found a place in the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award in the Decade Award category. Kohli, who has on average more than 50 in all formats, has already amassed 70 international hundreds and is only behind Ricky Ponting (71) and Sachin Tendulkar (100). . He is at 21. 444 runs third in the list of all-time leading runscorers, behind Ponting (27. 483) and Tendulkar (34. 357). . Over the past decade, Kohli has accumulated over 7,000 runs in tests while the Indian skipper has accumulated over 11,000 runs in ODIs and over 2,600 runs in T20 in the shorter formats. The final winners are determined based on the number of votes a player receives.
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