Steve Smith is one of the mainstays of the Australian squad in the ongoing test series against India.© AFP
Australian batsman Steve Smith was “humiliated” after being named the ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade. In a post on social media, Smith thanked all those who have supported him throughout his career so far. The 31-year-old stated that he had a lot of fun despite facing numerous challenges and said he looks forward to the next decade. “Humiliated to be named Test Player of the Decade. I want to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my career so far. the next decade has in store for me, ”Smith wrote on Twitter.
Humiliated to be called Test Player of the Decade. I want to thank everyone who has supported me in my career so far. I’ve had a lot of fun, been through a lot of challenges, learned so much and now I can’t wait to see what the next decade has in store for me pic.twitter.com/wdWWNynnce
– Steve Smith (@ stevesmith49) December 31, 2020
Team India skipper Virat Kohli received two awards at the ICC Awards of the Decade. Kohli won the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade and was also voted ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade.
Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan received the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade award.
MS Dhoni won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade for recalling former England batsman Ian Bell after a controversial run-out in a test at Trent Bridge in 2011.
Smith is currently one of the mainstays of the Australian squad in the ongoing four-game test series against India. The 31-year-old hasn’t made much of an impression in the series. He has returned scores of 1, 1 not out, 0 and 8 in the four innings so far.
The teams are level 1-1 after two tests and the third test will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) from 7 January 2021.
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