Indian Sports Honours: Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu Receive Top Awards
Ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who won four Super Series titles this year, bagged the Sportsman of the Year award at the inaugural edition of Indian Sports Honours.
PV Sindhu received the Sportswoman of the Year award
Sania Mirza was awarded the Inspirational Honour by the jury
Bindra was honoured with the Transformational Contribution to Sport award
Ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who won four Super Series titles this year, bagged the Sportsman of the Year award at the inaugural edition of Indian Sports Honours held here. Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu was the Sportswoman of the Year award in the individual sport category, a release said on Monday. Ravichandran Ashwin, who today became the fastest bowler to reach 'Club 300' in Test cricket and women's cricket team skipper Mithali Raj were awarded Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards, respectively, in the Team Sport category.
The Indian Women's Cricket Team, which ended as runners up in the ICC Women's World Cup, were named as the Team of the Year.
While star tennis player Sania Mirza was awarded the Inspirational Honour by the jury, country's first Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was honoured with the Transformational Contribution to Sport award.
Indian Sports Honours is an initiative partnered by India skipper Virat Kohli and Sanjiv Goenka, in line with their vision to support the development of Indian sports. The ceremony was telecast on Star Sports.
Sportsman of the year (Individual sport): Srikanth Kidambi
Sportsman of the year (Team sport) - Ravichandran Ashwin
Sportswoman of the year (Individual sport) - P.V. Sindhu
Sportswoman of the year (Team sport) - Mithali Raj
Team of the year (Men/Women) - Indian Women's Cricket Team
Coach of the year - Bisveshwar Nandi
Emerging Sportswoman of the year - Aditi Ashok
Emerging Sportsman of the year - Neeraj Chopra
Differently abled Sportsman of the year - Devendra Jhajaria
Differently abled Sportswoman of the year - Deepa Malik
Keep Walking Honour for Lifetime achievement - Balbir Singh
Inspirational Honour - Sania Mirza
Transformational Contribution to Sport - Abhinav Bindra
Popular choice Honours
Breakthrough performance of the year - Hardik Pandya
Star Sports 'Believe' Honour (Comeback of the year) - Saina Nehwal
Spirit of Sport - Yogeshwar Dutt
Player of the year - Sunil Chhetri
Club of the year - Mumbai Indians
Best Fan Club - Manjappada Kerala Blasters.