BCCI honours World Champions India
Published on: Wednesday, 1st June 2011 06:50 AM
The Indian cricket team was felicitated on Tuesday for winning the 2011 World Cup while former charismatic all-rounder Salim Durrani was honoured with the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award at the 4th annual Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Awards here.
Durrani, a former Test cricketer, was presented with a trophy and Rs. 15 lakh.
Sachin Tendulkar was given the Polly Umrigar award for being the best Indian cricketer in the 2009-10 season.
Each player of the Indian team was awarded a cheque of Rs. 2 crore for winning the World Cup after 28 years.
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Tendulkar, who broke many records last season, received a trophy and cheque for Rs. 5 lakh. He scored 1,064 runs in 10 Tests, which included one double hundred and five hundreds. In 12 ODIs, Tendulkar made 695 runs at an average of 69.5. He also scored the first double hundred in ODIs which came against South Africa at Gwalior in February 2010.
The glorious evening ended with an audio-visual presentation of the memorable moments of Team India’s 2011 World Cup campaign. The interesting bit about this presentation was that each game was accompanied with a matching theme song.