This year marks the 50th anniversary of ODI cricket. January 5 was the 50th anniversary. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of ODI cricket, Wisden Almanac, the famous biblical magazine of cricket, has selected the best 5 ODI cricketers of 5 decades. India’s Virat Kohli is the best ODI cricketer of the last decade from 2010 to 2020.
ODI cricket started on January 5, 1981. It has been 50 years since then. How many of these Rathi-Maharathi actually went. But Wisden has taken the initiative to select a total of 5 best cricketers every decade for 50 years.
This place is also dominated by Indians. Three of the five best cricketers of the decade are from India. Apart from Kohli, the other two are Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev. The other two are from Sri Lanka and the other is from the West Indies. The Sri Lankans are Muttiah Muralitharan and the West Indians are Viv Richardson.
Earlier, from 2010 to 2020, Virat Kohli was selected as the best cricketer of this decade. He was also voted the best of the decade in ODIs and Tests. England’s Ben Stokes has been named Wisden’s Cricketer of the Year for the second time in a row.
Virat Kohli was a member of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning team. He made his ODI debut in 2006. After that, he played 254 ODIs. Has scored 12 thousand 189 runs. He has scored more than 11,000 runs at an average of 80 in the last decade. He has scored 42 centuries.
“It’s been 50 years since the first ODI was played,” said Cricketers Almanac. With this in mind, Wisden has decided to select one of the best cricketers every decade from 1981 to 2021. Where Virat Kohli has been selected as the best for the 2010 decade.
Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has been named the best player for the 2000s (up to 2010). Sri Lanka played in the 2007 and 2011 World Cup finals based on his bowling. Muralitharan has taken 335 wickets in a decade from 2000 to 2010. Definitely better than any other bowler.
India’s Sachin Tendulkar has been named the best cricketer of the 1990s (up to 2000). Sachin Tendulkar was irresistible as the opener in this decade. It will be remembered that he started in 1994 against New Zealand with 72 runs from 49 balls. He also scored a maximum of 9 centuries in a calendar year in 1998. Which is routinely recorded.
Kapil Dev was the best cricketer of the 1980s. One of his most memorable moments in a decade was Viv Richards’ catch in the 1983 World Cup final. Which brought India the World Cup title. He has taken more wickets than any other bowler in this decade. He also scored 1000 runs at the highest strike rate.
Sir Viv Richards of the West Indies has been named the best cricketer of the 1980s. Viv Richards was one of the elements that dominated the West Indies in every format in that decade. That is why the West Indies won two World Cups in a row.