Castrol Awards for Cricketing Excellence for 2011 given away in Bengaluru
The Castrol Awards for Cricketing Excellence are the premier cricketing awards recognizing outstanding performances by Indian cricketers - past, present and future.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was declared the Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year 2011 whilst Ajit Wadekar received the Castrol Lifetime Achievement Award and India’s Under 19 World Cup winning Captain Unmukt Chand was awarded the Castrol Junior Cricketer of the Year Award.
India Under 19 Captain, Unmukt Chand, fresh from his Under 19 World Cup win was delighted to receive the Castrol Junior Cricketer of the Year Award for 2011. Commenting on the Award, Unmukt said: “It is my privilege to receive the Castrol Junior Cricketer of the Year Award specially as it was handed over to me by Virat who has been an Under 19 World Cup winning Captain himself and a real inspiration not just to me but my team mates as well”.
- Sachin Tendulkar (Castrol Batsman of the Year)
- Ravichandran Ashwin (Castrol Bowler of the Year)
- Rahul Dravid (Castrol Test Cricketer of the Year)
- Suresh Raina (Castrol ODI Cricketer of the Year
Two new awards were also instituted this year for performance under pressure. The Castrol standout Performance Under Pressure Award was presented to Gautam Gambhir for his outstanding performance in the ICC 2011 World Cup final. The Castrol Performance Under Pressure Award for the player who consistently delivered under pressure throughout the year, was won by Virat Kohli.