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