SACHIN won Cricketer of the Year Award, Sehwag adjudged Test Cricketer of the Year


The International Cricket Council (ICC) Award for Cricketer of the Year was won by Sachin Tendulkar and the Test Cricketer of the year was adjudged on Virendra Sehwag.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Award for Cricketer of the Year was won by Sachin Tendulkar and the Test Cricketer of the year was adjudged on Virendra Sehwag. The other contenders for the Sir Garfiield Sobers Trophy were Sehwag, Batsman Hashim Amla from South Africa, and Off spinner Graeme Swann from England. The master Batsman was also the choice for the Award of Inaugural People's Choice for both one day and test international teams of the Year. An elated Tendulkar said ""It's fantastic to win this award, I'm really excited to have won two awards and this last season for the entire team has been really special". "It feels great to have two trophies in front of me and I am feeling very proud and happy."

The Test Cricketer Award was claimed by Sehwag, his first ICC honour, pipping Tendulkar and Dale Steyn and Amla both from South African Team. Sehwag said that he is a huge fan of Test Cricket and loves to play it more than Twenty20 or one-day formats of cricket. The other winners were AB de Villiers for one-day Player, Brendon McCullkum for Twenty20 formats. India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was named captain of the ICC select test team of the year while Australia's Ricky Ponting was made skipper of the one-day international side. Pakistani Aleem Dar won his second successive David Shepherd trophy for being the Umpire of the Year.


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