While Afridi got 50.51 % votes, Ponting ended at the second position with 37.16 % with Dhoni (11.68%) and Shane Warne (0.65% ) falling behind.
www.espnstar.com ran a contest - ‘Cricketer of the Decade' for 40 days where the surfers voted for their favourite cricketers.
Twenty cricketers were shortlisted for four categories (Wicketkeeper, Batsman, Bowler, All-rounder) by a group of ESPN STAR Sports representatives.
Five cricketers were up against one another in each category and the player with the most number of votes advanced to the final round. Each category was open to voting for one week.
And at the end of the knockout stages, four players with the highest number of votes from each category were chosen.
They were up against one another yet again for the title of 'Cricketer of the Decade'.
And finally it was Shahid Afridi who claimed the title with the highest numbers of votes.
Shahid Afridi's Bio:
Name : Shahid Afridi
Detail: Height - 1.80m
Playing Style: Right Handed
Test Batting Average: 37.40
Test Bowling Average: 34.89
ODI Batting Average: 23.13
ODI Bowling Average: 34.53