India captain Virat Kohli was nominated for the prestigious Polly Umrigar award while all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin named for the Dilip Sardesai award.
The awards will be presented at the BCCI Annual Awards to be held in Bengaluru on 8th March, 2017. Kohli becomes the first Indian cricketer to get Polly Umrigar award on the third occasion after 2011-12 and 2014-15 season.
The award is given to the international cricketer of the year by the Indian cricket board. Ashwin will also become the first cricketer to receive the ‘Dilip Sardesai Award’ twice. The award is given to honor the best performance in the bilateral Test series between India and West Indies.
Source- All India Radio (AIR News)