Virat Kohli is nominated for the Polly Umrigar Award for the third time
Virat Kohli who is the current captain of Indian Cricket Team is nominated for the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award. This award is given to the India’s International Cricketer of the Year at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Annual Awards. The awards are scheduled to take place on 8th March, 2017 in Bengaluru.
Notably, Virat Kohli is not getting this award for the first time. He had received this prestigious award earlier in the year 2011-12 and 2014-15. He is the first Indian Cricketer who is going to be vouchsafed the honour on three occasions. Virat Kohli is currently the highest –ranked Indian Test batsman in the world.
Apart from him, Ravichandran Ashwin is also nominated for the Dalip Sardesai Award. He is going to receive this award for the second time. He received this award for the first time in 2011 for his tremendous performance against West Indies.
Last year in four test match series against West Indies R. Ashwin was named ICC cricketer of the year. He scored two centuries and took 17 wickets.
The BCCI Annual Awards committee consisting of Mr. Ramachandra Guha and Ms. Diana Edulji had recommended Mr. Padmakar Shivalkar and Mr. Rajinder Goel for the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award.