Senior Indian cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur’s unbeaten 171-run knock, with the help of which she single-handedly guided the Indian squad to the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup by sending the mighty Australian team packing in the semi-finals, won the Outstanding Innings of the Year Award at the CEAT Cricket Rating awards which were presented on Monday.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who had a memorable last season with the bat, was named the International Cricketer of the year. ‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma collected the award on behalf of him.
Star New Zealand pacer Trent Boult was presented with the International Bowler of the Year Award while Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan won the International Batsman of the Year Award.
Teenaged Afgan spin sensation Rashid Khan bagged the award for T20 bowler of the year award and explosive Kiwi batsman Colin Munro won the T20 Batsman of the Year Award.
Karnataka batsman Mayank Agrawal was given the Domestic Player of the Year Award and 18-year-old cricketer Shubhman Gill was named the U19 Player of the Year for his exceptional performance in the U19 World Cup and in IPL 2018 for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Meanwhile, former India stumper Farokh Engineer was given Lifetime Achievement Award.
The awards at a glance:
CEAT International Cricketer of the Year – Virat Kohli
CEAT International Batsman of the Year – Shikhar Dhawan
CEAT International Bowler of the Year – Trent Boult
CEAT T20 Bowler of the Year – Rashid Khan
CEAT T20 Batsman of the Year – Colin Munro
CEAT Outstanding Innings of the Year – Harmanpreet Kaur
CEAT Domestic Player of The Year – Mayank Agarwal
CEAT U 19 Player of The Year – Shubhman Gill
CEAT Popular Choice Award – Chris Gayle
CEAT Lifetime Achievement Award – Farokh Engineer