Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya come together to celebrate New Year with family
Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya come together to celebrate New Year with family

India skipper Virat Kohli, who is on paternity leave amid the ongoing Test series in Australia, is celebrating New Year with his family, compatriot Hardik Pandya, Natasa Stankovic and other friends.

Kohli posted pictures on social media with his actor wife Anushka Sharma, Hardik, Natasa Stankovic and other friends. Kohli captioned the post, "Friends who test negative together spend positive time together! Nothing like a get together with friends in a safe environment. May this year bring a lot of hope, joy, happiness and good health. Stay safe! #HappyNewYear2021."

On Monday, India skipper Virat Kohli was named the ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade and the ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Decade while Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan was declared the ICC Men's T20I Cricketer of the Decade.

Kohli is the only player to score 10,000-plus ODI runs in this decade. He smashed 39 centuries and 48 fifties during this period with an average of 61.83.

Former Australia skipper Steve Smith bagged the ICC Men's Test Cricketer of the Decade award. Smith scored 7,040 Test runs in this decade with an average of 65.79. He smashed 26 hundred and 28 fifties to accumulate those runs. Rashid was the highest wicket-taker in the T20Is as he scalped 89 wickets including three four-wicket hauls and two five-fors.

Earlier on Sunday, Kohli was named the skipper of ICC's Test Team of the Decade. Apart from Kohli, Ashwin was also included in the line-up. In the team, four players were from England, two from India, two from Australia, one from Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and South Africa.

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