Indian captain Virat Kohli has ruled the world with the bat in the first-ever ICC Awards of the Decade where he won two prestigious honours in a virtual ceremony on Monday. Kohli, who has been in a formidable form for the Team India in the 50-over format in last 10 years, has won the men’s ODI Player of the Decade award as well as the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade too.
After Kohli won the awards, Australia’s swashbuckling opener David Warner took to Instagram and shared a funny face-swap video of himself where his face can be seen superimposed on the Indian captain’s face. However, keeping the fun aside, Warner congratulated Virat Kohli for his great achievement and the two “well-deserved” awards as well.
“No one will guess this player of the decade @virat.kohli #congrats #funny #faceswap #seriousplayer #gun #welldeserved,” David Warned wrote on Instagram.
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Meanwhile, within no time, the post became viral and fans started reacting on it. It received over 10 lakh views in less than an hour and the fans shared their comments as well. On the other hand, when a follower asked him if he was unhappy that he failed to win any of the awards, the stylish left-handed opener said: “No one can compete with him”.
Apart from Virat Kohli, former Indian captain MS Dhoni won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade as well. As far as other winners are concerned, Warner’s teammate Steve Smith won the ICC men’s Test Player of the Decade award, whereas Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan won the ICC men’s T20I Player of the Decade award as well.
However, David Warner didn’t win any awards but he found a place in the ICC men’s Test Team of the Decade and ODI Team of the Decade as well.
ICC’s T20I Team of the Decade: Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, MS Dhoni (C), Kieron Pollard, Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, and Lasith Malinga
ICC’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 and Lasith Malinga
ICC’s Test Team of the Decade: Alastair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli (C), Steve Smith, Kumar Sangakkara, Ben Stokes, Ravi Ashwin, Dale Steyn, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
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