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Virat Kohli Selected for BCCI Polly Umrigar Award

Nov 1, 2012 13:12 IST

Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli was chosen for the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Polly Umrigar award for being India's top international cricketer in 2011-12.

With this Virat Kohli is going to be honoured with a trophy and cheque of 5 lakh Rupees at the Annual BCCI Awards Ceremony in Mumbai on 21 November 2012.

The other previous winners of this prestigious award are Sachin Tendulkar in year 2006-07 and 2009-10, Virender Sehwag in year 2007-08, with Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid in year 2008-09 and 2010-11 respectively.

Virat Kohli in year 2011-12 had scored:

• 627 run @ 52.25 from 7 Tests, which include two centuries.
• 1539 runs @ 73 from 26 ODIs, which includes seven centuries.
• 389 run @ 48 from ten T20 Internationals, which include four fifties.

VVS Laxman, who announced his retirement from international cricket in August 2012, is also going to be felicitated at the ceremony with Sachin Tendulkar who is being honoured for completing a century of international centuries.

The award Polly Umrigar is under the name of  late Indian cricketer Polly Umrigar (28 March 1926 – 7 November 2006)  who had played first-class cricket for Bombay, and Test cricket in the Indian cricket team, as a middle-order batsman and had  captained the Indian team in eight Test matches from 1955 to 1958.

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