My favorite cricketer, Virender Sehwag gets the ICC test cricketer of the year award

Yesterday, the ICC Awards 2010 took place in Bangalore. All the Indians had huge expectations from the two greatest cricketers India has ever produced, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.

My idol, Sehwag was nominated in two categories.

  • ICC Cricketer of the year
  • ICC Test Cricketer of the year
Sehwag couldn't win the ICC Cricketer of the year, but he managed to proudly receive the award for the best cricketer in the original format of the cricket game, the tests.

After receiving the award, Viru said,

"It's fantastic to win the award, to take over the title from Gautam Gambhir, I think I got motivated when Gambhir got this award last time, I was discussing with him that I hope I get it this time and I got it. I'm a huge fan of Test cricket and I love to play it more than Twenty20 or one-day cricket. When I was growing up, I was playing lot of 10-over, 12-over games, so I had to score off every ball, same thing I have continued. I followed my instincts and played in the same way in T20, ODI and Tests. It's a great strength to have."

Sehwag scored 1,282 runs in the past year with an average of 85. Sehwag was also named in the ICC Test XI 2010.


  1. congrats to sehwag and sachin.i know abhishek will be very happy on seeing sehwag take the award.

  2. Thanks a lot Dhruv. And yes, I indeed am very happy to see Viru pick up the award. He completely deserved. Congrats to all the other winners too. :)


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