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ICC awards:Dhoni and Yuvraj win ICC awards

Posted by nowtoday on September 11, 2008

India one-day captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was named the International Cricket Council (ICC) 2008 one-day international player of the year here on Wednesday.

At the same awards ceremony, Dhoni’s India team-mate Yuvraj Singh became the inaugural winner of the Twenty20 international performance of the year.

Dhoni beat fellow nominees Sachin Tendulkar, Australia quick Nathan Bracken and Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf to win the award.

During the voting period, Dhoni played 39 ODIs and scored 1,298 runs at an average of 49.92 and at a rate of 82.46 runs per 100 balls faced. In that time he hit a century and nine fifties.

The wicket-keeper also made 62 dismissals (46 catches and 16 stumpings) in the same period.

Dhoni, currently ranked as the world’s best ODI batsman, said: “I am really happy to get this – it’s a great privilege.

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