Thanking his family, coach and friends after getting Sir Garfield Sobers Award for Male Cricketer of the Decade, team India captain Virat Kohli also shared his 10-year-old tweet.
Virat Kohli has got the award for Male Cricketer of the Decade (Reuters Image)
- Virat has been given Sir Garfield Sobers Award for Male Cricketer of the Decade
- India captain Kohli was also named as the ICC Men’s ODI cricketer of the decade
- No dream is too big to achieve: Virat Kohli
India captain Virat Kohli on Monday beat the likes of Steve Smith, Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Kumar Sangakkara amongst others to won the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade. Kohli also won the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade Award, of which his former skipper MS Dhoni was also a nominee.
Virat Kohli took to twitter to thank everyone who supported him through the decade, also sharing a tweet from March 16, 2010. The 10-year-old tweet read, “Looking forward to scoring lots of runs for my Team.”
Well, that’s a throwback tweet to share. The 32-year-old has walked the talk and scored runs everywhere to make India and his fans proud.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 28, 2020
No dream is too big to achieve
The Delhi-born batting genius in his post, thanked BCCI for the giving him the opprtunity to represent India. The talismanic leader added that journey has taught him that no dream was too big to achieve.
“I would like to thank my family, my coach, my friends and all the people who have stood by me through this decade and the BCCI for giving me the opportunity to represent my country which has been a great honour for me to do so over all these years. I would like to thank the ICC for this] recognition and all the people who voted for me at ICC Awards of the Decade. Sharing this tweet I put out 10 years ago, which was a hopeful one. I have realised through this journey that if you believe in yourself and play sport for the right reason, no dream is too big to achieve. Regardless of the challenges and obstacles, you will keep moving forward with this belief and see your dreams turn into reality. Thank you once again,” Virat Kohli said in his post.
Virat Kohli, who had scored 20,396 runs in all international cricket during the time period, which is more than anyone else, was also part of team India that won the World Cup in 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. He was also named ICC Cricketer of the Year in both 2017 and 2018, so it was no surprise that he emerged as the clear jury favourite for Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade as well.