The International Cricket Council (ICC) has officially nominated seven best players from all over the world for the ‘Men’s Player of the Decade’ Award. The names of Indian team captain Virat Kohli and senior off-spinner R Ashwin have been included in the list. At the same time, the other five players are Joe Root (England), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Steve Smith (Australia), AB de Villiers (South Africa), and Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka).
Among the players selected by the ICC for this award, Virat Kohli has been placed first, while R Ashwin is at number six on the list. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, in seventh place, has retired from international cricket. Not only this, AB de Villiers in this list has also said goodbye to international cricket.
Virat Kohli has scored most runs in international cricket in the last decade:
The title of ICC ‘Player of the Decade’ will be conferred on the performance of the players between 2010 and 2019. However, the strongest contender in this list is Virat Kohli. He has scored the most runs in international cricket in the last decade. Not only this, he also has the most international centuries in the last decade.
Kohli has been consistent in scoring runs in the last decade. His average is currently above 50 in every format of cricket. In the last decade, he had the highest number of 2090 fours and has scored the highest 18,726 runs in international cricket and during this time he also scored a total of 63 centuries.
Rohit Sharma nominated for T20 Player of the Decade:
Kohli has also been selected for ICC ‘ODI Player of the Decade’ along with Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni. Virat has also been nominated for ‘Test Player of the Decade’ as well as ‘T20 Player of the Decade’. Along with Virat, Rohit Sharma has also been nominated for the ‘T20 Player of the Decade’ Award.