Virat Kohli won two top honours at the ICC awards of the decade on Monday.© AFP
Virat Kohli, India captain across all formats, won two prestigious ICC awards on Monday. The ICC named Kohli as men’s ODI cricketer of the decade and the India skipper also bagged the Sir Garfield Sobers award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade. The Indian Cricket Team’s official Instagram posted an image to congratulate Kohli on his achievement. “Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male cricketer of the Decade. ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade. Runs Trophies and phenomenal numbers across formats in final decade. Champion in the truest sense. Congratulations to Virat Kohli,” read the image caption.
India’s vice-captain in white-ball cricket, Rohit Sharma was once some of the first from the cricket fraternity to salute Virat Kohli for winning big at the ICC awards.
“Great achievement,” Rohit left a remark on the post at the side of a clapping hands emoji.
England women’s cricketer Danielle Wyatt also reacted to the post, the use of more than one emojis.
Kohli, in the final decade, scored 20,396 runs with the assistance of 66 hundreds across all formats of the game.
The Indian skipper also scored most number of half-centuries in the final 10 years — 94 in all three formats.
Kohli was once also a part of the 2011 World Cup winning squad as India lifted the coveted trophy after a hole of 28 years.
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