Bengaluru: India cricket captain Virat Kohli yesterday received the Polly Umrigar Award (Best International Cricketer) for his stupendous performances in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.
The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) bestowed the award on the skipper at their annual BCCI Awards Ceremony in Bengaluru.
In the other category, India women cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur and opener Smriti Mandhana received the Best International Cricketer (Women) award for her stellar 2016-17 season.
The BCCI has also raised prize money for nine categories by Rs.1 lakh and the revised prize money is Rs.1.5 lakh.
The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) were adjudged the best State Association owing to their consistent performances in the BCCI domestic tournaments for the 2016-17 season, while the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) got the prize for the 2017-18 season.