Indian opener Shubman Gill was honoured by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) with the ‘Cricketer of the Year’ award.
The BCCI awards were held after a gap of four years. The awards were held on Tuesday, January 23 in Hyderabad. Additionally, Mohammad Shami, Shubman Gill, and Bumrah have been named the best international cricketers for 2019-20, 2022-23, and 2021-22, respectively.
Gill made history during his World Cup match against New Zealand. He emerged as the top scorer in world cricket in 2023 across formats by achieving 2154 runs in 52 innings at an average of 46.82 with seven centuries.
He joined the Indian team after his impressive performance in under-19 cricket. His achievements included winning runs at the 2018 ICC Under-19 World Cup and in Punjab’s domestic cricket league. In January 2019, he made his debut by playing for the India team in Hamilton.
Indian cricket legend Ravi Shahstri was felicitated with the BCCI’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his remarkable journey both as a player and as a coach. He represented India in 80 Tests and 150 ODIs, and after his retirement, he ventured into broadcasting.