New Delhi: While Virat Kohli is in a race against time to get fit for the tour of Ireland and England, good news came on the award front. The 29-year-old won the International Cricketer of the Year Award at the CEAT Cricket Rating awards which were presented on Monday night.
Among others award, opener Shikhar Dhawan was presented the International Batsman of the Year Award, while New Zealand pace sensation Trent Boult won International Bowler of the Year Award.
Indian cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, who single-handedly took the women’s team to the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup with her breath-taking knock of 171 not out against Australia in the semi-final, won the Outstanding Innings of the Year Award.
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who impressed everyone with his skills in the recently concluded Indian Premier League grabbing 21 wickets, was presented with the T20 Bowler of the Year Award.
Eighteen-year-old Shubhman Gill, who made his mark in the U19 World Cup in Australia and the IPL while playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders, was the U19 Player of the Year.
West Indian batsman Chris Gayle was presented with the Popular Choice Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed on former India stumper Farokh Engineer.
Legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar praised Engineer saying he was an outstanding wicket-keeper and a dynamic opening batsman.
Awards: CEAT International Cricketer of the Year- Virat Kohli
CEAT International Batsman of the Year- Shikhar Dhawan
CEAT International Bowler of the Year- Trent Boult
CEAT T20 Bowler of the Year – Rashid Khan
CEAT T20 Batsman of the Year – Colin Munro
CEAT Outstanding Innings of the Year – Harmanpreet Kaur
CEAT Domestic Player of The Year – Mayank Agarwal
CEAT U 19 Player of The Year – Shubhman Gill
CEAT Popular Choice Award – Chris Gayle
CEAT Lifetime Achievement Award – Farokh Engineer.