India’s Kohli, Australia’s Perry dominate ICC decade honours


India captain Virat Kohli topped two males’s classes and Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry swept the ladies’s honours within the Worldwide Cricket Council’s (ICC) “Awards of the Decade” introduced on Monday.

Kohli was declared the most effective male participant of the last decade, in addition to the highest ODI participant. Prolific Australia batsman Steve Smith bagged the check award to disclaim Kohli a clear sweep.

Perry, 30, was adjudged the most effective girl participant in addition to the premier ODI and Twenty20 participant.

“It’s an awesome honour for me to obtain this award,” Kohli, who returned from India’s ongoing tour of Australia to attend the start of his first little one, mentioned in a video.

Kohli listed India’s triumphs within the 2011 ODI World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy in addition to the group’s maiden check sequence victory in Australia underneath his captaincy two years in the past as particular moments.

“I’ve relished all of the battles within the final decade,” Kohli mentioned.

“I performed in opposition to some nice bowlers up to now and continued to play some high quality bowlers even as we speak.” “I take a number of pleasure in competing in opposition to the most effective, testing myself out in opposition to the most effective in robust situations.” Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan was named the most effective male Twenty20 cricketer of the last decade and former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni bagged the spirit of cricket award.

A nomination panel shortlisted the candidates primarily based on their performances between January, 2011 and October, 2020. and the winners had been determined by votes from followers and consultants.

Listing of ICC awards: Male Cricketer of the Decade: Virat Kohli (India) Feminine Cricketer of the Decade: Ellyse Perry (Australia) Males’s Take a look at Cricketer of the Decade: Steve Smith (Australia) Males’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade: Virat Kohli (India) Ladies’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade: Ellyse Perry (Australia) Males’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade: Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) Ladies’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade: Ellyse Perry (Australia) Males’s Affiliate Cricketer of the Decade: Kyle Coetzer (Scotland) Ladies’s Affiliate Cricketer of the Decade: Kathryn Bryce (Scotland) Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India)