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13-Sep-2011 02:34:00 GMT
ICC Awards 2011

Dhoni Gets ICC Spirit of Cricket Award

London: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the Spirit of Cricket Award while iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar missed out the Cricketer of the Year honour at a glittering ICC Awards function on Monday.

Dhoni was chosen for the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award for his fine gesture of recalling Ian Bell after the England batsman was run out under controversial circumstances during the second Test at Trent Bridge in July.

Tendulkar, who was named Cricketer of the Year in 2010 when the awards function was held in Bangalore, missed out this time.

England's Jonathan Trott won the top award after beating competition from his national team-mate Alastair Cook and South Africa's Hashim Amla, besides that of Tendulkar.

India's opening batsman Gautam Gambhir also missed out the ODI Player of the Year Award which was won by Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara.

Dhoni turned out to be the lone Indian to win an ICC award this year. Despite being wrapped up in an intense and difficult Test series in England, Dhoni showed the right spirit in agreeing to allow Bell to continue batting when he was run out.

Trott had an extraordinary 12 months as a batsman. In 12 Tests, he compiled 1,042 runs at an average of 65.12, including four centuries and three half-centuries. In addition, he played 24 ODIs, hitting 1,064 runs at an average of 48.36 with two centuries and nine 50s.

In that time he has helped his team retain the Ashes in Australia, reach the quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and also register other Test series victories against Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan.

Trott accepted the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy from ICC President Sharad Pawar at the glittering ceremony.

A complete list of LG ICC Awards 2011

  • ICC Cricketer of the year - Jonathan Trott
  • Test Cricketer of the year - Alastair Cook
  • ODI Cricketer of year - Kumar Sangakkara
  • Spirit award - MS Dhoni
  • Emerging Player of the year - Devendra Bishoo
  • The player of the assiciate member - Ryan ten Doeschate
  • Women player of the year Stafanie Taylor

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