Kohli, Kirmani to receive top honours at the BCCI awards

While Kirmani has been nominated for the Col. C. K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award; Kohli will receive the Polly Umrigar award, which is given to the best Indian cricketer of the year.

Virat Kohli had an excellent year with the bat in 2014.   -  PTI

India’s Test skipper Virat Kohli and former wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani will be receiving the top honours at the BCCI annual awards on January 5th in Mumbai.

While Kirmani has been nominated for the Col. C. K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award; Kohli will receive the Polly Umrigar award, which is given to the best Indian cricketer of the year.

Kohli, in 2014, scored 847 runs in 10 Tests with an average of 44.57. He was also the third highest scorer in ODIs with 1054 runs in 21 ODIs at 58.55.

Mithali Raj, Robin Uthappa, Vinay Kumar, and Jalaj Saxena are also among the awardees list.

Here’s the full list:-

Col. C. K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award: Syed Kirmani

Polly Umrigar Award: Virat Kohli

M. A. Chidambaram Trophy for the best woman cricketer of the year: Mithali Raj

Lala Amarnath Award for the best all-rounder in the Ranji Trophy (2014-15): Jalaj Saxena (Madhya Pradesh)

Lala Amarnath Award for the best all-rounder in domestic limited-overs competition: Deepak Hooda (Baroda)

Madhavrao Scindia Award for the highest scorer in Ranji Trophy: Robin Uthappa (Karnataka)

Madhavrao Scindia Award for the highest wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy: R. Vinay Kumar (Karnataka), Shardul Thakur (Mumbai)

M. A. Chidambaram Trophy for the best under-23 cricketer of the year: Almas Shaukat (Uttar Pradesh)

M. A. Chidambaram Trophy for the best under-19 cricketer of the year: Anmolpreet Singh (Punjab)

M. A. Chidambaram Trophy for the best under-16 cricketer of the year: Shubman Gill (Punjab)

M. A. Chidambaram Trophy for the best junior woman cricketer of the year: Devika Vaidya (Maharashtra)

Best umpire in domestic cricket: O. Nandan