Virat Kohli to receive Polly Umrigar Award, R Ashwin gets Dilip Sardesai Award:
India captain Virat Kohli will be presented with the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award, given to BCCI’s International Cricketer of the Year, at the Annual Awards to be held in Bengaluru on March 8.Virat Kohli will become the first to receive the award thrice. He had won the award in 2011-12 and in 2014-15.
Virat had an amazing 2016 scoring double hundreds in four consecutive series starting with West Indies. It was the longest such sequence and Virat went past Don Bradman and Rahul Dravid who had done it in three successive series. R Ashwin will also become the first to receive the Dilip Sardesai Award given to the top performer on the West Indies tour twice.
In the four-match Test series last year, Ashwin, who was named the ICC cricketer of the Year, was the Man of the Series. He scored two centuries and picked 17 wickets including two five-wicket hauls in the series.
The BCCI Awards are a set of annual cricket awards given by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The awards recognize and honour the best Indian international and domestic cricketers of the past year. The awards were first given in 2006–07. The BCCI Awards are a set of annual cricket awards given by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Polly Umrigar Award for international cricketer of the year& Dilip Sardesai Award for India's best cricketer in the Test series is a part of it.