Jasprit Bumrah is set add another feather in his cap this evening. He is to be named best male International cricketer for the year 2018-19 at BCCI Annual Awards in Mumbai.
Jasprit Bumrah will take Polly Umrigar Award for his heroics in the season 2018-19. This award is given to best international male cricketer every year. Jasprit Bumrah has played crucial role for team India throughout the year and has also become critical member for Indian setup.
Since making his test debut in Cape town, Jasprit Bumrah has taken 62 wickets from 12 test. He also became first Asian cricketer to take five wicket hauls in South Africa, Australia, England and West Indies. Apart from that, he added Hat-trick to his name in test cricket during the Caribbean tour last year. He was also impressive in world cup campaign for team India.
In other significant awards, Cheteshwar Pujara and Jasprit Bumrah were recognized as Dilip Sardesai award winners for highest test runs and wickets respectively. Mayank Agarwal was honoured with best international debut for male. Vidarbha has been awarded for their overall performances in all domestic competitions during the season.
Reactions are pouring in on twitter following the superstar's recognition at annual awards.
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