Indian skipper Virat Kohli is arguably the best batsman across all the formats to grace the gentleman’s game in the modern era. Thus, he is the only cricketer to feature in ICC Men’s Test, ODI, and T20I teams of the decade. The right-hander also won two individual awards, Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade and the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on December 28, Monday.
Cricketers and fans from all over the world are extending their warm wishes to the Indian skipper for this incredible achievement and are hailing him for the spectacular numbers he has to his name in his glorious international career thus far.
Among all the congratulatory messages, one wish that caught the attention of the viewers was by the vice-captain of India’s limited-overs squad, Rohit Sharma. There have often been rumours about bad blood with India’s two iconic batsmen, Virat and Rohit. This had become more prominent when Kohli had reckoned that he had no idea no why Rohit didn’t travel with the team to Australia for the long two-month tour.
However, Mumbai Indians captain quashed all such speculations about his relationship with Virat Kohli as he publicly hailed the Indian team skipper for winning two prestigious awards of ODI Cricketer of the Decade and Men’s Cricketer of the Decade.
Earlier today, the official Instagram handle of the Indian Cricket Team had congratulated Virat for winning the awards. Rohit also took note of the post as he commented, “Great achievement”.
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Apart from Kohli, another Indian cricketer MS Dhoni won the ICC Spirit of the Cricket Award of the Decade while Australia’s batsman Steve Smith was named as the Test Cricketer of the Decade. Rashid Khan also won big as he bagged the T20I Cricketer of the Decade.
Rohit Sharma most likely to play last two Tests against Australia
Rohit Sharma had to miss the white-ball cricket against Australia and also wasn’t available for the selection in the first two Test matches. The opening batsman had undergone rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru after the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as he had suffered a hamstring injury during the Indian league.
However, the right-hander reached Australia before the Test series and is completing his 14-day mandatory quarantine period in Sydney. He will now be available for selection in the last two Tests against Australia, starting from January 7 at Sydney Cricket Ground.
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