The Board of Control for Cricket in India felicitated present and former stars on Tuesday in what was a glitzy celebration of Indian cricket. A look at the names that made it to the list of cricketers who were celebrated here in Mumbai. (Agency images)
Arguably the biggest name in Indian cricket took the limelight as Sachin Tendulkar was presented with the Polly Umrigar Award for his consistent performance in the 2009-2010 season. The Little Master amassed 1064 runs from 10 Tests with one hundred and five half-centuries. He also scored the first ever double century in ODI's in the same period.
Sachin joins team-mates Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir who have been previously presented with the award since the Board began felicitating players in 2006 on the lines of the Allan Border medal.
Manish Pandey may have had a relatively quiet IPL for the Pune Warriors but his batting form in the Ranji Trophy was explosive. He was presented with the Madhav Rao Scindia Award for his 884 runs in 9 matches, the highest in the season.
Karnataka also had a representative, at the top of the wicket-taking table in Ranji. Abhimanyu Mithun was presented the Madhav Rao Scindia Award for claiming 47 wickets. Like Pandey, Mithun too received a cheque of Rs 1 lakh.
M.D Thirushkamini of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association was presented with the M.A. Chidambaram award and a cheque of Rs 50000 for being the most prolific woman cricketer in the senior category. She scored 489 runs from nine limited overs matches.
B Aparajith kept the awards coming for TNCA as this under 16 cricketer was adjudged the best in his age-group for his 794 runs in seven matches at an average of 99.25.
Former spinner Salim Durrani was presented with the prestigious Col C.K. Nayudu lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the sport. The 77-year-old cricketer who was born in Kabul was honoured with a trophy and a cheque for Rs 15 lakhs.
India's World Cup winning skipper MS Dhoni and wife Sakshi amongst fellow team members at the function.
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