On Sunday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) celebrated the success of leading Men and Women cricketers along with the match-officials, state associations as well as former cricketers, by giving away its BCCI annual awards.
Vidarbha cricket team dominated domestic cricket during the course of 2018-19, where they won a number of tournaments and leagues including Ranji Trophy, Men U23 One Day, Vinoo Mankad Trophy and the Irani Cup.
Talking about the top cricketers who made up to the awards, Mayank Agarwal, who amassed 872 runs at a strike rate of 67.07 with 3 Centuries and 3 Half Centuries in nine Tests was honored with a trophy and a cheque of Rs.5 lakhs.
Shefali Verma, the 15-year-old young cricketer, who scored 222 runs at a strike rate of 27.75 with 2 half-centuries in nine T20s also was awarded a trophy and a cheque of Rs.5 lakhs.
Smriti Mandhana and Jhulam Goswami were the two leading ladies who ended the highest wicket-taker and run-getter in ODIs of the past year. They were honored with a trophy for the same. Poonam Yadav, the leg spinner was conferred with the best Women cricketer of the year.
Talking about the men’s side, Jasprit Bumrah, the sensational Indian bowler, who recently won the Arjuna Award has been honored with the Polly Umrigar Award for his brilliant performances across all formats of the game.
Here is a full list of winners:
COL. C.K. NAYUDU LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Kris Srikanth
BCCI LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR WOMEN: Anjum Chopra
BCCI SPECIAL AWARD: Dilip Joshi
POLLY UMRIGAR AWARD BEST INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER- MEN: Jasprit Bumrah
BEST INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER – WOMEN: Poonam Yadav
BEST INTERNATIONAL DEBUT – MEN: Mayank Agarwal
BEST INTERNATIONAL DEBUT- WOMEN: Shafali Verma
DILIP SARDESAI AWARD – HIGHEST RUN GETTER IN TEST CRICKET- 2018-19: Cheteshwar Pujara
DILIP SARDESAI AWARD – HIGHEST WICKETS IN TEST CRICKET- 2018-19: Jasprit Bumrah
HIGHEST RUN GETTER IN ONE DAY INTERNATIONALS -2018-19- WOMEN: Smriti Mandhana
HIGHEST WICKETS IN ONE DAY INTERNATIONALS – 2018-19 – WOMEN: Jhulan Goswami
BEST UMPIRE IN DOMESTIC CRICKET IN 2018-19: Virendra Sharma
BEST PERFORMANCE IN BCCI DOMESTIC TOURNAMENTS OF 2018-19: Vidarbha Cricket Association
LALA AMARNATH AWARD FOR THE BEST ALL-ROUNDER IN THE RANJI TROPHY, 2018-19: Shivam Dube
LALA AMARNATH AWARD FOR THE BEST ALL-ROUNDER IN DOMESTIC LIMITED-OVERS COMPETITIONS, 2018-19: Nitish Rana
MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD – HIGHEST RUN GETTER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2018-19: Milind Kumar
MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD – HIGHEST RUN GETTER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2018-19: Ashutosh Aman
M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY – HIGHEST RUN GETTER IN (U23) COL. C K NAYUDU TROPHY IN 2018-19: Manan Hingrajia
M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY – HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U23) COL. C K NAYUDU TROPHY IN 2018-19: Sidak Singh
M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY – HIGHEST RUN GETTER IN (U19) COOCH BEHAR TROPHY IN 2018-19: Vathsal Govind
M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY – HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U19) COOCH BEHAR TROPHY IN 2018-19: Apurva Anand
JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY – HIGHEST RUN GETTER IN (U16) VIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY IN 2018-19: Aryan Hooda
JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY – HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN (U16) VIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY IN 2018-19: Abhishek Yadav
JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY – BEST WOMAN CRICKETER (SR DOMESTIC) OF 2018-19 (SR WOMEN ONE DAY): Deepti Sharma
JAGMOHAN DALMIYA TROPHY – BEST WOMAN CRICKETER (JR DOMESTIC) OF 2018-19: Shafali Verma