Gautam Gambhir is Indian Cricketer of the Year 2008
Gundappa Rangnath Viswanath, the former India captain, was the recipient of the Castrol Lifetime Achievement in Cricket Award. He received a trophy and cheque for Rupees Five lakhs from his team mate and brother in law – another cricketing legend and a Castrol Lifetime Achievement winner himself - Sunil Gavaskar.
In addition to these awards, Castrol has also instituted four new awards from 2008 :
CASTROL INDIAN TEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Virender Sehwag
CASTROL INDIAN ODI PLAYER OF THE YEAR –Mahendra Singh Dhoni
CASTROL INDIAN BOWLER OF THE YEAR – Harbhajan Singh
CASTROL INDIAN BATSMAN OF THE YEAR – Gautam Gambhir
Ravi Kirpalani, Automotive Director and COO, Castrol India Limited, echoed the sentiments of all present at the Awards ceremony when he congratulated the Indian team for their winning performance in Sri Lanka and wished them all the best for the ICC Champion’s trophy for which the team leaves tomorrow.