Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin bag top honours; here's a full list of winners from BCCI Awards Night

Bengaluru: Indian captain Virat Kohli and spin ace Ravichandran Ashwin were on Wednesday night honoured for their phenomenal run of form through the season at the BCCI Awards Night 2017.

Kohli won the Polly Umrigar award for best international player of 2015/16, becoming the first player to get the award three times.

Virat Kohli won the Polly Umrigar Award for the third time. Image courtesy: BCCI

Virat Kohli won the Polly Umrigar Award for the third time. Image courtesy: BCCI

Much like his skipper, Ashwin too has been on a record-breaking spree in the ongoing season, winning the CK Nayudu award for his performance in the West Indies in 2016. He picked up 17 wickets in four Tests, including a haul of 7/83 in North Sound.

On receiving the award, Kohli said, "It's been quite unbelievable the last 10 to 12 months. I am not bothered who thinks what. This is the attitude in dressing room. We learn to win together and lose together. I wanted to be the best in all formats. I saw it as an opportunity and I decided to follow a path and the whole team believed it."

Former India wicketkeeper Farookh Engineer, who delivered the MAK Pataudi lecture, had nothing but only praise for the legendary captain.

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland was also present on the occasion.

Engineer urged everyone to know and respect the contributions made by Pataudi to Indian cricket, saying that the Tiger was "still a world-class player despite losing one eye".

Here’s a look at the complete list of the winners:

 Award NameWinner 
Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement AwardRajinder Goel, Padmakar Shivalkar
BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award for womenShantha Rangaswamy
BCCI Special AwardVV Kumar, Late Ramakant Desai
Polly Umrigar AwardVirat Kohli
Dilip Sardesai Award (For India’s best cricketer in the West Indies series 2016)Ravichandran Ashwin
Lala Amarnath Award for the best all-rounder in the Ranji TrophyJalaj Saxena of Madhya Pradesh
Lala Amarnath Award for the best all-rounder in domestic limited-overs competitionsAxar Patel of Gujarat
Madavrao Scindin Award (Highest scorer in the Ranji Trophy)Shreyas Iyer of Mumbai
Madavrao Scindin Award (Highest wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy)Shahbaz Nadeem of Jharkhand
MA Chidambaram Trophy (Highest scorer in (U-23) Col CK Nayudu TrophyJay G Bosta of Mumbai
MA Chidambaram Trophy (Highest wicket-taker in (U-23) Col CK Nayudu TrophySatyajeet Bachhav of Maharashtra
NKP Salve Award (Highest scorer in (U-19) Cooch Behar TrophyArman Jaffer of Mumbai
NKP Salve Award (Highest wicket-taker in (U-19) Cooch Behar TrophyNinad Rathva of Baroda
Raj Singh Dungarpur Award ( Highest scorer in (U-16) Vijay Merchant TrophyAbhishek Sharma of Punjab
Raj Singh Dungarpur Award ( Highest wicket-taker in (U-16) Vijay Merchant TrophyAbhishek Sharma of Punjab
Jagmohan Dalmiyra Award (Best Woman cricketer (Sr)Mithali Raj of Railways
Jagmohan Dalmiyra Award (Best Woman cricketer (Jr)Deepti Sharma of Uttar Pradesh
Best Umpire in Domestic cricketNitin Menon
Best performance in BCCI Domestic tournamentsMumbai Cricket Association

With inputs from PTI


Published Date: Mar 09, 2017 11:23 am | Updated Date: Mar 09, 2017 11:42 am