Kohli, Ashwin bag top honours in BCCI Awards Night

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Bengaluru : It couldn’t be better night for Indian captain Virat Kohli and spin ace Ravichandran Ashwin after the team defeated Australia in Bengaluru to level the four Test series.

The BCCI honoured both Kohli and Ashwin for their phenomenal run of form through the season in the BCCI Awards Night 2017.

Kohli won the Polly Umrigar award for best international player of 2015/16, becoming the first player to get the award three times. Ashwin also bagged the CK Nayudu award for his performance in the West Indies in 2016.

Former India wicketkeeper Farookh Engineer, who delivered the MAK Pataudi lecture, had nothing but only praise for the legendary captain.

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland was also present on the occasion.

Engineer urged everyone to know and respect the contributions made by Pataudi to Indian cricket, saying that the Tiger was “still a world-class player despite losing one eye.