Ravichandran Ashwin Wins International Cricketer of the Year Award
India’s Ravichandran Ashwin has won the international cricketer of the Year Award at the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2017. He was presented with an award at a function held at the Cricket Club of India by former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar and Harsh Goenka of RPG Enterprises. Ashwin has taken 99 wickets in the past 12 months.
Batsman Shubhman Gill has been awarded with the Young Player of the Year award for his stellar performance during the India-England U-19 ODI series
Ravichandran Ashwin is credited as the fastest Indian bowler to reach the 50-, 100-, 150-, 200-, and 250-wicket mark in Test Cricket. In 2016, he earned the distinction of becoming the third Indian after Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar to win the ICC Cricketer of the Year Award. Ashwin has received various other awards like Arjuna Award in 2014, BCCI’s International Cricketer of the Year Award for 2012-2013 season, ICC Test Cricketer of the Year Award in 2016 etc.
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2017