Rohit Sharma congratulated MS Dhoni on winning ICC spirit of cricket award of the decade.© AFP
MS Dhoni, former India captain, won the International Cricket Council Spirit of Cricket Award Of The Decade on Monday. The wicketkeeper-batsman won the award for his decision to call back Ian Bell after the England batsman was run out in a bizarre manner during a Test match in 2011. The Indian cricket team’s official Instagram handle posted a image to congratulate Dhoni, who announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15, 2020, on bagging the spirit of the cricket award of the decade. While fans flooded the comments section with heartwarming messages for the former skipper, it was Rohit Sharma‘s who’s remark stole the show.
Rohit, who is Sydney for his mandatory 14-day quarantine, reacted to the news and said “hats off”.
Apart from Dhoni, India captain Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Brendon McCullum, Mahela Jayawardene were also nominated among others.
At the ICC awards, Virat Kohli bagged two top honours by winning ICC men’s ODI cricketer of the year award and the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade.
Australia’s prolific run-scorer Steve Smith was named ICC men’s Test cricketer of the decade while Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan took home the T20I cricketer of the decade award.
Smith scored over 7,000 runs in the longest format of the game in the last decade and hit 26 centuries. On the other hand, Rashid bagged 89 wickets.
In the women’s category, Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry won all the three awards.
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