Indian cricket team captain Kohli receives Polly Umrigar Award

Bengaluru: India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday received the Polly Umrigar Award for being the best international cricketer for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons at the annual BCCI awards.

“POLLY UMRIGAR AWARD for 2016-17 season goes to #TeamIndia Skipper @imVkohli at #NAMAN,” BCCI said on Twitter.

“The Skipper also receives the Polly Umrigar Award for his stupendous performances in the 2017-18 season too,” it added.

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Kohli’s performance considered for the award:
  • Kohli had a brilliant 2016-17 season as he went on to score 1332 runs in 13 games with an average of 74.
  • In the limited overs format, the Delhi batsman amassed 1516 runs in 27 games at a 84.22 average.
  • In 2017-18 Kohli scored 896 runs at an average of 89.6 in six Test matches while in ODIs he averaged 75.

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