From the decade gone by, we asked fans to select their favourite cricket player and captain, and their response was overwhelming. Here's what they had to say.
Earlier this week, former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni completed 15 years in international cricket. His achievements in the last decade have been extraordinary and fans unanimously showed some love for him.
But there were other contenders from the Indian team too! With 5,775 more international runs than anyone else in the decade, Virat Kohli was not too far behind.
Quite honestly— AayushKataria (@aayush11kataria) December 23, 2019
Not even a debate pic.twitter.com/cESlHskbqX
Ofcourse kohli— RAHUL SINGH (@imrahulsingh94) December 23, 2019
. No competition pic.twitter.com/O5QdjXH88c
Equally popular was Ro 'Hitman' Sharma!
And other greats of the game...
The one and only. pic.twitter.com/7Vx09cZqVO— Jibran T. Siddiqui (@jibransiddiqui) December 23, 2019
...including some exceptional women cricketers
Sana MIR 🇵🇰❤️— Shazana Kauser شزانہ کوثر (@kauser_shazana) December 23, 2019
But when it came to choosing a captain of the decade, the adoration for Dhoni was almost incomparable.
MS Dhoni as a captain(2010s):-— . (@_Dhoni_SRK) December 25, 2019
2010:- Asia Cup,
2011:- ICC ODI WC,
2012:- First Non-Australian captain to win 100 Odi matches,
2013:- Champions Trophy,
2016:- Asia Cup,
Captain of 3 IPL Trophies. pic.twitter.com/biVYyPmPfB
Love @msdhoni from Pakistan he will always be my Idol 💖— Meer Biburg Baloch 🇵🇰 (@M_Biburg_Baloch) December 25, 2019
But there was some special love reserved for these fine gentlemen as well...
These two. Both v different in their approaches but tactically v smart . pic.twitter.com/juPWyOyAUu— Prithvi (@The_BeardMan_) December 25, 2019
A no-brainer for me personally. @Bazmccullum & @MClarke23, my all-time favourites & tough to differentiate.— Jeet Vachharajani🏏📈 (@Jeetv27) December 25, 2019
A captain cannot be judged only by wins, but also by how he marshals his troops & how respectful he is towards the opponents.
I've always looked up to these two gems. pic.twitter.com/EZjnpXu5sP
And not to forget some respect for associate nations!
Have never seen a better cricket captain than @davour23👇🏻— Abdu Dilshan Wasike (@WasikeAbdu) December 26, 2019
I don’t care about the duration he played. He hang his bat early but will forever call him ‘my captain’ 🏏 https://t.co/1vtTDaSa7z pic.twitter.com/FhTTv9ZLfC
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