Mumbai: The Indian team that won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 has been felicitated at the BCCI Awards ceremony on Tuesday in Mumbai. Each member of the team was presented with a cheques of Rs 2 crore.
Sachin Tendulkar also received the Polly Umrigar Award for being India's best cricketer of 2009-10. (See Pics)
The twelve-month period saw him score 1064 runs from ten Tests @ 82, inclusive of one double hundred and five hundreds. He also scored 695 runs from 12 ODIs @ 69.5, inclusive of the first double hundred in ODIs by a male cricketer, against South Africa at Gwalior in February 2010. He also scored 175 in an ODI against Australia at Hyderabad.
Tendulkar received a trophy and cheque for Rs. 5 lakhs.
Former cricketer Salim Durani has been honoured with Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award at the fourth annual BCCI Awards Ceremony in Mumbai. He was presented with a trophy and Rs. 15 lakhs.
The Indian team that won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 was also felicitated at the ceremony. Each member of the team was presented with a cheques of Rs 2 crore.
The support staff of the team too were honoured and presented cheques of Rs 50 lakh each as declared by the Cricket Board earlier.
However, former coach Gary Kirsten, mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton and bowling consultant coach Eric Simmons were absent.
Among those present were members of the 1983 World Cup winning squad, including then skipper Kapil Dev, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sandeep Patil and Yashpal Sharma.
On the occasion, Dhoni thanked fans for supporting the team and said that winning the coveted trophy after 28 long years was a proud moment.
"I thank all of you for the support we got throughout the World Cup. Hundred crore people supported us in the country as well as outside. It was a great moment for us.
"When you play for the country, the one thing you want to win is the World Cup. It is a proud moment for all of us. The victory was achieved thanks to the combination of experienced players and youngsters. We exploited the conditions really well. It was a great moment."
The top performers in international, domestic and age-group cricket tournaments, in the 2009-10 (1 October 2009 to 30 September 2010) season are also
being rewarded at the function.
The recepients of the awards are:
CK Nayudu Award: Former Crikceter Salim Durani has been conferred with the CK Nayudu Award for his lifetime achievement. He was also presented Rs. 15 lakh.
Best Cricket Association of the Year for overall performance: Maharashtra
Best domestic umpire: K Hariharan for 2009-2010
Polly Umrigar Award: Sachin Tendulkar (Rs 5 lakh)
Madhavrao Scindia Award (Batsman): Manish Pandey awarded for most runs in domestic cricket
Madhavrao Scindia Award (Bowler): Abhimanyu Mithun awarded for most wickets in domestic cricket
M A Chidambaram Trophy (Under-16): Tamil Nadu's B Aparajith is best U-16 cricketer
M A Chidambaram Trophy (Under-19):Gujarat's Bhargav Merai best U-19 cricketer
M A Chidambaram Trophy (Under-22): Orissa's Nataraj Behera is best U-22 cricketer
M A Chidambaram Trophy (Best Woman Cricketer): Thirushkamini
M A Chidambaram Trophy (Best Junior Woman Cricketer): Reva Arora