Kohli named Wisden’s ODI cricketer of the 2010s

Indian cricket team’s skipper Virat Kohli is named Wisden Almanack’s ODI Cricketer of the 2010s in the latest awards announced by Wisden, one of the leading publishers in the game.

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The old traditional and historical publication of the game, Wisden always has a special place among the fans of the game. The publishers never failed to admire the greatest talents represented in the game. From time to time, they have honored the players under some categories.

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On that basis, the latest edition of the Wisden Awards has been announced by the publishers. This year too the publishers honored some of the greatest performers in the considered time period.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is named Wisden Almanack’s ODI Cricketer of the 2010s. The Indian skipper made more than 11,000 runs in the ten-year stretch, averaging over 60 and scoring 42 centuries. The decade began with the World Cup win as a batsman in ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. He was also instrumental in India’s win in ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

Previously former Sri Lankan right-arm spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was named the ODI Cricketer of the 2000s. The Indian skipper has become the third Indian player to get this honor after former cricketers Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar. The two Indian stalwarts received the honor for the 1980s, and 1990s respectively. Sir Viv Richards was the first winner in the category for his performance in the 1970s.

Apart from this, England all-rounder Ben Stokes named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World in 2020. West Indian all-rounder Jason Holder, Pakistani wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan, England’s emerging stars Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley, and Kent’s 44-yr old Darren Stevens are named as the Five Cricketers of the Year. Australian women cricketer Beth Mooney is awarded as the leading women cricketer.

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