New Delhi: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won the Spirit of the Cricket award at the ICC Annual Awards 2011 for calling back England batsman Ian Bell in the Trent Bridge Test. (Event in pics)
Despite being wrapped up in an intense and difficult Test series in England, the India captain showed the right spirit in agreeing to allow Bell to continue batting when he was run out in controversial circumstances during the second Test at Trent Bridge last month.
On what was the last ball before tea on the third day, Bell hit the ball towards the boundary. He mistakenly thought it had gone for four, left his crease and headed towards the pavilion assuming the session was over and the ball dead. Meanwhile the ball, which had not reached the rope and therefore was still in play, was returned to the middle, the bails removed and Bell was correctly given run out.