Team India’s skipper Virat Kohli won the International Cricketer and Batsman of the Year award during the CEAT Cricket Rating International awards 2019. However, Kohli did not make it to the glittering ceremony.
On the other hand, pacer Jasprit Bumrah was adjudged as International Bowler of the Year.
CEAT awarded Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan for outstanding bowling and Australian batsman Aaron Finch for his exceptional performance in T20.
Former Indian allrounder Mohinder Amarnath was bestowed with the Lifetime achievement award.
“It is a great honour for me,” said Amarnath as his former team-mate and the chief adjudicator of Ceat Awards, Sunil Gavaskar heaped praises on him.
“Jimmy and I go back a long way. We have known each other since the days we played Cooch Behar Trophy together,” Gavaskar said.
Gavaskar also added that it was Mohinder Amarnath who taught the Indian batsmen how to play fast bowling. “I don’t think any other batsman played fast bowling as good as Jimmy. He was the best batsman between 1982 and 1985,” Gavsakar said.
Meanwhile, Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav also took home outstanding performance of the year award.
Here is the Award list:
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
Lifetime Achievement Award – Mohinder Amarnath
Domestic Player of the Year- Ashutosh Aman
International Woman Cricketer of the Year- Smriti Mandhana
Junior Cricketer of the Year- Yashasvi Jaiswal