Mumbai's India stalwart Ajinkya Rahane was honoured yesterday with the Ceat Indian Cricketer of the Year award for his stupendous performance in international cricket during the 2014-15 season.
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India's batting legend Sunil Gavaskar presents the Ceat Indian Cricketer of the Year award to Ajinkya Rahane at a city hotel yesterday. Pics/Sameer Markande
The highlight of Rahane's memorable season was his 103 against England at Lord's in 2014 which guided India to its first Test victory at the spiritual home of cricket since 1986.
Rohit Sharma, the man in the news for his team's (Mumbai Indians) Indian Premier League-8 title on Sunday, was given a special award for his record-breaking 264 in a one-day international against Sri Lanka at Kolkata in November 2014. Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara clinched International Cricketer of the Year award.
Kapil Dev with his lifetime award
Lifetime award for Kapil Dev
Legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev was honoured with the CCR International Lifetime Achievement award. Deepak Hooda claimed the Young Player of the Year award while West Indian Dwayne Bravo got rewarded for his T20 exploits. Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath was announced as bowler of the year.
International Cricketer of the Year - Kumar Sangakkara
Indian Cricketer of the Year - Ajinkya Rahane
International Batsman of the Year- Hashim Amla
International Bowler of the Year- Rangana Herath
Twenty20 Player of the Year- Dwayne Bravo
Special Award - Rohit Sharma
Popular Choice Award- Kieron Pollard
Domestic Cricket of the Year - R Vinay Kumar
Young Player of the Year- Deepak Hooda
International Lifetime Achievement Award - Kapil Dev