India's pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah received the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for the best worldwide cricketer (2018-19) in the men's section at the BCCI Annual Awards while Poonam Yadav was adjudged best global cricketer among women here on Sunday.
Along with the award, he would also receive a cash prize of Rs. 15 lakhs. He also scalped eight wickets in seven matches in the shortest format during 2018/19 season.
During this period, Bumrah also became the first Asian bowler to pick up a five-wicket haul each in South Africa, England, Australia, and West Indies. He played a pivotal role in India scripting history in Australia by scoring 521 runs in four-match series. Jasprit Bumrah took home two awards while Mayank Agarwal received the award for Best International debut after a scintillating performance against Australia down under a year ago.
In another recognition, Bumrah is to also receive the Dilip Sardesai award, for finishing as the highest Test wicket-taker of the season.More news: Selena Gomez defends ex's wife against social media trolls
The award is another award for the leg spinner who recently received the Arjuna Award.
Meanwhile, former India captains Krishnamachari Srikkanth and Anjum Chopra, the first Indian to play 100 women's ODIs, were presented with Col C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award and the BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award for Women, respectively. During his tenure, the squad was selected for the 2011 World Cup.
Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube, who impressed within the just lately concluded T20 sequence towards Sri Lanka, was introduced the Lala Amarnath Award for one of the best all-rounder within the Ranji Trophy whereas Delhi's Nitish Rana acquired the identical for doing effectively within the restricted overs competitors.
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah said he is "grateful and honoured" after bagging two accolades during the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Annual Awards on Sunday.More news: B.C.'s unemployment rate grows, but remains lowest in Canada
"It will be a special evening in Mumbai, as we will also hold the 7th MAK Pataudi lecture". A total of 25 awards are given.
"We wanted to make Naman bigger and better and have introduced four new categories highest run-getter and wicket-takers in WODIs and best worldwide debut men and women from this year".
"Congratulations sir. I wish all your dreams come true.stay healthy and happy.love you sir", wrote one fan.More news: EU Launches Iran Nuclear Deal Dispute Action