Prithvi Shaw, Kedar Jadhav win SJAM Golden Jubilee Annual Awards

Veteran all-rounder Abhishek Nayar, was chosen for the Ranji Trophy Cricketer of the year award while Smriti Mandhana was chosen for the Woman Cricketer of the year.

Prithivi Shaw has been voted as the 'Best Junior Cricketer of the year’ by the Sports Journalists’ Association of Mumbai (SJAM) for its Star Sports Golden Jubilee Awards 2017.   -  Getty Images

Prithivi Shaw, who got the big breaks from the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) selectors and the BCCI’s junior and senior national selection committees, in the last 12 months, has been voted as the 'Best Junior Cricketer of the year’ by the Sports Journalists’ Association of Mumbai (SJAM) for its Star Sports Golden Jubilee Awards 2017.

Shaw, who has been in the centrestage from school cricket onwards and who will turn 18 next month, will receive the award at a function to be held at the Bombay Gymkhana on Monday, October 23.

Maharashtra’s Kedar Jadhav, who held his own in one day internationals for India, was chosen for the international cricketer of the year ahead of Ajinkya Rahane, Shardul Thakur and Shreyas Iyer and veteran all-rounder Abhishek Nayar, was chosen for the Ranji Trophy Cricketer of the year award. The Sangli-based Smriti Mandhana was chosen for the Woman Cricketer of the year.

The SJAM could not unlock the dead-heat while chosing the sportsman of the year award that will be shared by Nashik-based chess Grand Master, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi and senio men’s team goalkeeper Akash Chikte. Gujrathi became the fourth Indian to go past the ELO rating of 2700; the previous three being, Viswanathan Anand, Pentala Harikrishna and Krishnan Sasikiran. And, the 25-year-old Chikte, against stiff competition, made it to the Indian team as its goalkeeper.

AWARDS LIST

1.Sportsman of the year: Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (Chess, Nashik) and Akash Chikte (Goalkeeper, Pune: Indian Men’s Hockey team)

2.Sportswoman of the year: Aditi Dhumatkar (Swimming, Mumbai)

3.Junior Sportsman of the year: Abhimanyu Puranik (Chess, Pune)

4.Junior Sportswoman of the year: Rayna Saldhana (Swimming, Mumbai) and Diya Chitale (Table Tennis, Mumbai)

5.Sportsman of the year: Indian Games: Prashant More (Carrom, Mumbai)

6.Cricketer of the year: Kedar Jadhav (Pune)

7.Ranji Trophy Cricketer of the year: Abhishek Nayar (Mumbai)

8.Woman cricketer of the year (Smriti Mandhana, Sangli)

9.Junior Cricketer of the year: Prithvi Shaw (Mumbai)

10.Best Team of the year: Mumbai Indians

11.Special Team performance of the year: Mumbai City FC

12.Best college of the year: Rizvi College of Arts, Science and Commerce

13.Best School of the year: Don Bosco High School, Matunga, Boys Team

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