CEAT Cricket Awards
Virat Kohli wins International Cricketer of the Year and Best Batsman
India captain Virat Kohli has continued collecting the awards at the big stage with him bagging the International Cricketer of the Year and Best Batsman accolades at the CEAT Cricket Awards. Jasprit Bumrah won the International Bowler of the Year. Elsewhere, Mohinder Amarnath has been recognised for his contribution to the sport with the lifetime achievement award.
He was earlier named as the ICC Cricketer of the Year, ICC Men's Test Player of the Year and ICC ODI Player of the Year. Additionally, he was named captain of the Test and ODI teams of the year. Kohli, one of the best batsman of his times, will lead India in the upcoming World Cup, which begins on May 30 in United Kingdom. He was unable to attend the ceremony."It is a great honour for me," said Amarnath who played a crucial role in India's 1983 World Cup winning campaign. The award was presented to him by former team-mate and the chief adjudicator, Sunil Gavaskar. Cheteshwar Pujara, who picked up the Man of the Series award in India's maiden Test series win in Australia, won the International Test cricketer of the Year and Rohit Sharma bagged the International ODI Cricketer of the Year Award.