Sehwag Best Cricketer of the Year,Viswanath honoured

Swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag won the Polly Umrigar Award for the Best Cricketer of the Year at the Indian cricket board’s annual awards function here on Wednesday evening.

Written by Agencies | Mumbai | Published:February 19, 2009 12:02 am

Swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag won the Polly Umrigar Award for the Best Cricketer of the Year at the Indian cricket board’s annual awards function here on Wednesday evening. “It’s a great honour to win this award,especially a year after my role model Sachin (Tendulkar) won it. It took me eight years to do so. My first award was the Castrol Award. I thank the BCCI for this honour,” Sehwag said after receiving the Polly Umrigar Award from Board President Shashank Manohar. Gundappa Viswanath,the ex-India skipper and one-time middle-order mainstay,received the C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award from board president Shashank Manohar. The former batsman said he considered the twin triumphs in 1971 in the West Indies and England as his best moments.

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