Rohit Sharma's 106 Versus South Africa Gets 'T20 Innings of the Year' Award

Rohit Sharma's 66-ball 106 against South Africa in October was declared the 'T20 Innings of the Year' by ESPNCricinfo

Updated: 14 March 2016 14:40 IST
Rohit Sharma is only the second Indian after Suresh Raina to score a T20 century.© AFP

New Delhi:

Rohit Sharma on Monday won the ESPN Cricinfo award for the third year in a row with the recently-retired New Zealand legend Brendon McCullum winning the newly constituted 'Captain of the Year' award.

The awards were given for stand out performances across three formats for the year 2015. Rohit, who has won the award for his ODI double hundreds in 2013 and 2014, has won it this time for playing the 'T20 Innings of the Year'.

Rohit's innings of 106 against South Africa at Dharamsala, has been rated as the best batting effort after voting from an eminent jury panel comprising former international captains like Ian Chappell, Courtney Walsh, John Wright, Mahela Jayawardene.

The others in the panel were Ajit Agarkar, Sanjay Manjrekar, Russell Arnold and Mark Nicholas.

McCullum, who retired this year after breaking Viv Richards' 30-year-old record for fastest Test hundred, deservingly got 'Captain of The Year' award for leading New Zealand to ICC World Cup final.

England fast bowler Stuart Broad won the 'Best Test bowling' award by biggest margin of votes for his demolition act of 8/15 in the fourth Ashes Test in Nottingham where Australia were shot out for 60 in first innings.

The award for 'Best Test Innings' went to current New Zealand captain Kane Williamson for his 242 against Sri Lanka at Wellington.

The ODI's innings of the year award went to AB De Villiers for his world record hundred off 31 balls against West Indies at Johannesburg. De Villiers scored 149 in that innings.

Tim Southee's 7/33 against England in a World Cup game in Wellington was the best ODI bowling effort, while David Wiese's 5/23 against West Indies got him award for best bowling in T20 Internationals.

Mustafizur Rahaman was adjudged Best Debutant of the year for his stellar show against India in ODIs last year.

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