Mohinder Amarnath, the former Indian cricketer, was bestowed with the lifetime achievement award on Monday (May 13) at the CEAT Cricket Rating Awards. Virat Kohli won the international cricketer of the year and the best batsman, while Jasprit Bumrah was named the international bowler of the year.
“It is a great honour for me,” said Amarnath who played a crucial part in the 1983 World Cup winning campaign. The award was presented to him by his former team-mate and the chief adjudicator, Sunil Gavaskar.
Cheteshwar Pujara, who was the man of the series in India’s Test series in Australia, won the international Test cricketer of the year and Rohit Sharma bagged the international ODI cricketer of the year award for his consistent performances.
The other winners included Kuldeep Yadav for outstanding performance of the year and Smriti Mandhana – international woman cricketer of the year.
Harsh Goenka, Chairman RPG Group, speaking at the ceremony said, “2018-2019 has seen some scintillating cricket being played across the world with outstanding individual performances.
CEAT Cricket Rating Awards felicitates these heroes who have not only entertained the audience worldwide but have also made their respective teams proud. Congratulations to all the winners and I wish the Indian Cricket team the best for the upcoming World Cup.”
The Award winners
Lifetime Achievement Award – Mohinder Amarnath
International Cricketer and Batsman of the Year – Virat Kohli
International Bowler of the Year – Jasprit Bumrah
International Test Cricketer of the Year – Cheteshwar Pujara
International ODI Cricketer of the Year – Rohit Sharma
International T20 Player of the Year – Aaron Finch
Outstanding Performance of the Year – Kuldeep Yadav
International T20 Bowler of the Year – Rashid Khan
Domestic Player of the Year – Ashutosh Aman
International Woman Cricketer of the Year – Smriti Mandhana
Junior Cricketer of the Year – Yashasvi Jaiswal
Cricket Journalists of the Year – Sriram Veera and Snehal Pradhan
Special tribute: Late Ajit Wadekar