Virat Kohli To Receive Polly Umrigar Award For Best International Cricketer


Indian Cricket Team Virat Kohli will be awarded the Polly Umrigar Award for his performances over the past two seasons, while World Cup Stars, Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana were chosen for the women’s equivalent of the honor, the BCCI announced.

Virat Kohli To Receive Polly Umrigar Award For Best International Cricketer

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In a statement, BCCI said, “Following his phenomenal show in the past two seasons, Virat Kohli will be awarded the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for the best international cricketer for past two seasons (2016-17 and 2017-18) at the BCCI Awards which will be held in Bengaluru on June 12.” BCCI acting President C K Khanna said, “For BCCI, it is an opportunity to show its gratitude towards cricketers who enrich this game with their skills and hard work.”

In the 2016-17 season, Virat Kohli has amassed 1332 runs in 13 tests with the phenomenal average of 74, while he averaged 84.22 in 27 ODIs with 1516 runs. In the 2017-18 season, he had scored 896 runs at an average of 89.6, while ODI average stands at 75.50.

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