Virat Kohli Becomes First Indian Cricketer To Get Umrigar Award On Three Occasions


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Captain Virat Kohli, Who is currently the highest-ranked Indian Test batsman in the world,will be awarded with the Polly Umrigar Award at the BCCI award ceremony in Bangalore on March 8, 2017. Kohli, who received the award in 2011-12 and 2014-15, becomes the first Indian cricketer to get it on the third occasion. The award is given to the international cricketer of the year by the Indian cricket board.

On the other hand, The Chennai-born tweaker, Ashwin too had previously won the Dilip Sardesai award in 2011 and has now become the first cricketer to win it twice because of his recent man-of-the-series performance in the Caribbean. He picked up 17 wickets in the four match Test series where he also scored truckloads of runs with the bat. His exploits with the ball continued against New Zealand and England too in 2016 where he was India’s no.1 strike bowler.

Mumbai Cricket Association was named the State Association of the Season (2015-16) for winning the coveted Ranji Trophy where they beat Saurashtra in the final, CK Nayudu Trophy & Women’s Plate League.

The BCCI Annual Awards committee consisting of N Ram, Ramachandra Guha and Diana Edulji had nominated Rajinder Goel and Padmakar Shivalkar for the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award.

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