Virat Kohli presented with Cricketer of the year award at BCCI awards night

Virat Kohli had a phenomenal season right from start of 2016.

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Indian captain and ace batsman Virat Kohli was presented with the best international cricketer award for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons at the annual BCCI awards night in Bengaluru.

The awards night also saw former England captain Kevin Pietersen deliver the 6th MAK Pataudi Lecture and in the process became the first foreigner to do so.

Virat Kohli has been one of the busiest cricketers in the world since the start of 2016, playing 134 competitive matches and scoring 8545 runs across formats, including the Indian Premier League.

In the 2016-17 seasons, Kohli amassed 1332 runs in 13 Tests at a phenomenal average of 74, while he averaged 84.22 for his 1516 runs in 27 ODIs during the period. In the six Tests played in the 2017-18 seasons, Kohli scored 896 runs at an average of 89.6, while ODI average stands at 75.50.

Harmanpreet Kaur and  Smriti Mandhana

Virat Kohli will receive INR 15 Lakhs for each season in the men’s category; while Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana became maiden recipients of the awards for best international cricketer (women) for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons respectively.

Some of the awards were rechristened as Jagmohan Dalmiya Awards to honor one of BCCI's finest administrators.

The Jagmohan Dalmiya Trophy was presented to the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker respectively in the U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy and to the Best Junior and Senior Cricketer in women's cricket.

The BCCI has also raised prize money for nine categories by Rs 1 lakh and the revised prize money is Rs 1.5 lakh.

The best State Association award went to Bengal Cricket Association for their performances in the BCCI domestic tournaments for the 2016-17 season while the Delhi and District Cricket Association gets the prize for the 2017-18 season.

AWARD WINNERS OF 2016-17 season:

COL. C.K. NAYUDU LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Late Mr. Pankaj Roy (posthumously)

BCCI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR WOMEN: Diana Edulji (DECLINED)

BCCI SPECIAL AWARD: Abbas Ali Baig and Late Naren Tamhane

POLLY UMRIGAR AWARD: Virat Kohli

BEST INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER (WOMEN): Harmanpreet Kaur

LALA AMARNATH AWARD FOR THE BEST ALL-ROUNDER IN THE RANJI TROPHY: Parvez Rasool of Jammu and Kashmir

LALA AMARNATH AWARD FOR THE BEST ALL-ROUNDER IN DOMESTIC LIMITED-OVERS COMPETITIONS, 2016-17: Krunal Pandya

MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD (HIGHEST SCORER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2016-17): Priyank K Panchal of Gujarat.

MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2016-17): Shahbaz Nadeem of Jharkhand

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST SCORER IN (U23) COL. C K NAYUDU TROPHY IN 2016-17): Ekant C Sen of Himachal

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U23) COL. C K NAYUDU TROPHY IN 2016-17): Karan Kaila of Punjab

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST SCORER IN (U19) COOCH BEHAR TROPHY IN 2016-17): Jonty Sidhu of Delhi

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U19) COOCH BEHAR TROPHY IN 2016-17): Rahul Singh of Assam

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY (HIGHEST SCORER IN (U16) VIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY IN 2016-17): N Thakur Tilak Varma of Hyderabad

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U16) VIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY IN 2016-17): Rohit Dattatraya of Vidarbha C A

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY (BEST WOMAN CRICKETER OF 2016-17): Punam Raut


AWARD WINNERS OF 2017-18:

COL. C.K. NAYUDU LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Anshuman Gaekwad

BCCI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR WOMEN: Sudha Shah

BCCI SPECIAL AWARD: Late Mr. Budhi Kunderan

POLLY UMRIGAR AWARD: Virat Kohli

BEST INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER (WOMEN): Smriti Mandhana

LALA AMARNATH AWARD FOR THE BEST ALL-ROUNDER IN THE RANJI TROPHY, 2017-18: Jalaj Saxena of Kerala

LALA AMARNATH AWARD FOR THE BEST ALL-ROUNDER IN DOMESTIC LIMITED-OVERS COMPETITIONS, 2017-18: Diwesh Pathani of SSCB

MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD (HIGHEST SCORER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2017-18): Mayank Agarwal of Karnataka

MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2017-18): Jalaj Saxena of Kerala

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST SCORER IN (U23) COL. C K NAYUDU TROPHY IN 2017-18): Aryaman Birla of Madhya Pradesh

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U23) COL. C K NAYUDU TROPHY IN 2017-18): Tejas Baroka of Delhi

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST SCORER IN (U19) COOCH BEHAR TROPHY IN 2017-18): Y V Rathod of Vidarbha

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U19) COOCH BEHAR TROPHY IN 2017-18): Ayush S Jamwal of Himachal Pradesh

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY (HIGHEST SCORER IN (U16) VIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY IN 2017-18): K Nithish Kumar Reddy of Andhra

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY (HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U16) VIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY IN 2017-18): Reshu Raj of Bihar

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY (BEST WOMAN CRICKETER OF 2017-18): Deepti Sharma.

(With PTI Inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 13 Jun, 2018

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