All-rounder Vernon Philander swept Cricket South Africa’s Gala Awards,bagging three top awards,including the ‘Cricketer of the Year’ honour on Wednesday. Philander was also named the ‘Test Cricketer of the Year’ and to put an extra cherry on the top,he also won in the national popularity stakes by fans who made him CSA Fans’ Cricketer of the Year with their online votes. He joins the Jacques Kallis (twice),Makhaya Ntini (twice),Shaun Pollock,Dale Steyn,Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla who are the previous winners.
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