CEAT Cricket Rating Awards: Kohli, Bumrah among winners

In the International Cricketer and Batsman of the Year category, India captain, Virat Kohli was declared the winner, while Jasprit Bumrah bagged the International bowler of the Year award.

Rohit Sharma bagged the CEAT International ODI Cricketer of the Year award.

Rohit Sharma bagged the CEAT International ODI Cricketer of the Year award.   -  Special Arrangement

Former India all-rounder and a key member of the country's World Cup-winning team of 1983, Mohinder Amarnath, was on Monday bestowed with the Lifetime achievement award at the CEAT Cricket Rating Awards.

"It is a great honour for me," said Amarnath as his former team-mate and the chief adjudicator of Ceat Awards, Sunil Gavaskar heaped praises on 'Jimmy', as he is fondly called by his friends.

"Jimmy and I go back a long way. We have known each other since the days we played Cooch Behar Trophy together," Gavaskar said.

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Gavaskar also admitted that it was Amarnath who taught the Indian batsmen how to play fast bowling. "I don't think any other batsman played fast bowling as good as Jimmy. He was the best batsman between 1982 and 1985," Gavsakar stated.

While Amarnath received the Lifetime Achievement Award, former India captain, late Ajit Wadekar was conferred with a special award.

In the International Cricketer and Batsman of the Year category, India captain, Virat Kohli was declared the winner, while Jasprit Bumrah bagged the International bowler of the Year award.

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Harsh Goenka, Chairman, RPG Group said, “2018-2019 has seen some scintillating cricket being played across the world with outstanding individual performances.

CEAT Cricket Rating Awards felicitates these heroes who have not only entertained the audience worldwide but have also made their respective teams proud. Congratulations to all the winners and I wish the Indian Cricket team the best for the upcoming World Cup.”

Cheteshwar Pujara, who had a remarkable outing in the Test series against Australia, was named the International Test Cricketer of the Year, while Rohit Sharma won in the ODI cricketer of the year category.

Outstanding Performance of the Year award went to India spinner, Kuldeep Yadav. The Chinaman bowler, who won the award, was in a jovial mood and when asked whether Mahendra Singh Dhoni gets things wrong on the field at times, Kuldeep joked: "At times, there are mistakes but you can't tell him anything."

In other categories, International Woman Cricketer of the Year award went to India women's team batter, Smriti Mandhana.

 

The Award winners

Lifetime Achievement Award - Mohinder Amarnath

International Cricketer and Batsman of the Year – Virat Kohli

International Bowler of the Year - Jasprit Bumrah

International Test Cricketer of the Year - Cheteshwar Pujara

International ODI Cricketer of the Year - Rohit Sharma

International T20 Player of the Year - Aaron Finch

Outstanding Performance of the Year - Kuldeep Yadav

International T20 Bowler of the Year - Rashid Khan

Domestic Player of the Year - Ashutosh Aman 

International Woman Cricketer of the Year - Smriti Mandhana

Junior Cricketer of the Year - Yashasvi Jaiswal

Cricket Journalists of the Year - Sriram Veera and Snehal Pradhan

Special tribute: Late Ajit Wadekar