and Sri Lanka sweeped off all the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) awards between them. The awards honour the best of the International cricketers based on their performances in international cricketing both test and ODI as rated by the CEAT Cricket ratings (CCR) for the year 2008 – 2009.
This year CEAT Introduced the CEAT International Spirit of Cricket Award to celebrate the sportsman spirit shown by the cricketers. The CEAT International Spirit of Cricket Award was conferred on Sri Lanka’s Thilan Samaraweera, India’s Harbhajan Singh was given a special award the CEAT International 300 Wickets Felicitation Award.
CEAT also honoured the stalwarts of the yesteryears who have carved a name for themselves as legends of Cricket. Cricketing legend former Indian spinner E. Prasanna was awarded the ‘CCR International Lifetime Achievement Award’ The Lifetime Achievement award recipients have been selected on the basis of the Retro-CEAT cricket ratings, and have taken into consideration the performances of the cricketers since 1947. Mr Prasanna received a cash prize of Rs 5 Lakh from CEAT
The ratings are pretty much accurate as you can see some of the modern greats like Brian Lara, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ricky Ponting
etc winning the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year in the past.”
Great cricketer Sunil Gavaskar
, commentator Charu Sharma, Harsh Goenka, Chairman, RPG Group among the big name who presented in the award function while bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat
performed on bollowood numbers.
Complete list of award winner are following:
CEAT International Team of the Year award - Australia
CEAT International Cricketer of the Year - Gautam Gambhir (India)
CEAT International Test Batsman of the year - Gautam Gambhir (India)
CEAT International ODI Batsman of the Year - Virender Sehwag
CEAT International Test Bowler of the year - Mitchell Johnson (Australia)
CEAT International ODI Bowler of the year - Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka)
CEAT International Spirit of Cricket Award - Thilan Samaraweera (Sri Lanka)
CEAT International 300 Wickets Felicitation Award - Harbhajan Singh (India)