India captain Virat Kohli bagged the International Cricketer and Batsman of the Year award during the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2019.
However, the Indian captain could not make it to the glittering ceremony in Mumbai on Monday.
Kohli, one of the best batsman of his times, will be leading India in the upcoming World Cup, which begins May 30 in England.
Pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who made a mark for India and IPL franchise Mumbai Indians, 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.
Young prodigy Yashasvi Jaiswal, who performed exceptionally over the year was awarded Junior Cricketer of the Year while chinaman Kuldeep Yadav took home outstanding performance of the year award.
Ashutosh Aman was awarded Domestic Cricketer of the Year in the presence of past and present cricketers.
The legendary Mohinder Amarnath, who played a key role in India’s 1983 World Cup triumph, was bestowed with the ‘CCR International Lifetime Achievement Award’.
Amarnath recalled that he and Gavaskar played school cricket 55 years ago. He said he will donate part of the prize money to the Army Welfare Fund.
Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar, former Australian batsman Dean Jones, former India stumper Saba Karim were present on the occasion among others.
List of winners:
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 Mandana
Junior Cricketer of the Year – Yashasvi Jaiswal