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Yuvraj Singh reacts hilariously to Jasprit Bumrah winning prestigious Polly Umrigar award

Yuvraj Singh Trolls Jasprit Bumrah After Latter Wins Top Honours At BCCI Awards Yuvraj Singh
Noah Ferguson | 14 January, 2020, 16:30

The number one bowler in ODIs is all set to be awarded for his success in global cricket last season with multiple awards, which includes the prestigious Polly Umrigar award.

India's frontrunner Jasprit Bumrah will receive the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for his achievements in worldwide cricket in the 2018-19 season, the BCCI said on Sunday.

Bumrah who is the number one ODI bowler made his Test debut against South Africa in January 2018 and has been in top form in all three formats reaching a career best number three in September 2019 in Test bowling rankings.

The awards recognise and honour the best Indian global and domestic cricketers of the past year. Shefali features scored 222 runs in 9 T20 Internationals. While Mandhana scored 349 runs in 6 matches, the veteran bowler had picked 11 wickets in 6 matches.

Polly Umrigar award is bestowed upon the best male worldwide cricketer and comes with a prize money of Rs 15 lakh, while the Dilip Sardesai award is given to both the highest wicket-taking bowler and highest run-getting batsman in Test cricket. Pujara had accumulated 677 runs from eight tests with an average of 52.07.

Former Captain K Srikkanth will likely to be because of the Colonel CK Naidu Jeevan Time Achievement Award and Anjum Chopra will get the BCCI Jeevan Time Achievement Award.

India Test opener Mayank Agarwal, who hogged the limelight for consecutive good scores in the recent past, was bestowed with the award for best global debut in the men's category while Shafali Verma received the award in the women's category.

In nine Tests, Mayank had scored 872 runs at 67.07 with three centuries and and as may half-centuries.

Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube, who impressed in the recently concluded T20 series against Sri Lanka, was presented the Lala Amarnath Award for the best all-rounder in the Ranji Trophy while Delhi's Nitish Rana received the same for doing well in the limited overs competition. Vidarbha were rewarded for best performance in BCCI domestic tournaments.

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said: "With the BCCI Awards we honor the best performances on the field from the age group to the senior and also honor our legends".

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