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CEAT Cricket Ratings Awards 2014 live updates: Syed Kirmani wins Lifetime Achievement Award

The fascinating night comes to an end
The fascinating night comes to an end. (From left) Shakib Al Hasan, Vijay Zol, Shikhar Dhawan, Harsh Goenka, Sunil Gavaskar, Syed Kirmani, Ravichandran Ashwin, Glenn Maxwell and Robin Uthappa. Photo Courtesy – Sudatta Mukherjee.

Jun 2, 2014

That brings us to the conclusion of the ceremony. All the award-winners are up on the stage.

 

Kirmani recollects his experiences on the ground, about his struggle, and his moments with Sunil Gavaskar – both on the field and at the crease. 

 

Syed Kirmani with his award.
Syed Kirmani (centre) with his award. Photo Courtesy – Sudatta Mukherjee.

 

Former India wicketkeeper and integral part of the 1983 Prudential Cup winning team, Syed Kirmani is the winner of the CEAT Lifetime Achievement award. Kirmani mentions how he had started his career keeping wickets with bricks.

 

VIRAT KOHLI is the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year 2014. Kohli has not turned up, unfortunately, due to personal reasons.

 

Ashwin receives the award from VVS.
Ravichandran Ashwin receives the award from VVS Laxman. Photo Courtesy – Sudatta Mukherjee

 

Ashwin thanks “Maxi” [Glenn Maxwell] for making him think and innovate. He mentions about how keeps planning about the game. About bowling round the wicket he explains how the line helps him against both right- and left-handed batsmen. 

 

RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN is the CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year 2014. VVS Laxman lauds Ashwin on his intelligence and variation and his terrific journey.

 

Chitrangada Singh. Enough said.
Chitrangada Singh. Photo Courtesy – Sudatta Mukherjee.

 

Chitrangada Singh on stage now. She performs to popular Bollywood dance numbers.

Maxwell with his award. And with Vengsarkar. What a duo.
Glenn Maxwell accepts the award from former India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar  Photo Courtesy -Sudatta Mukherjee

 

Maxwell expresses his gratitude towards KXIP. He thanks George Bailey (calls him Captain Smiling).

 

“Glenn Sardar Maxwell”, is how Rameez addresses him.

 

Most Popular Cricketer of the Year: Glenn Maxwell

 

Sorabh Pant, the funniest man Hrithik Roshan has seen on stage, is in action now. He’s hilarious.

 

Uthappa with the Indian Domestic Cricketer of the Year Award
Robin Uthappa with the Indian Domestic Cricketer of the Year Award. Courtesy – Sudatta Mukherjee
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Vijay Zol receives the CEAT Young Cricketer of the Award from Chandrakant Pandit. Photo Courtesy – Sudatta Mukherjee

 

Uthappa mentions about his career being finally on the right track. He adds about the change in technique his coach has brought in him. As for the IPL victory, he says “it wouldn’t have been sweet if we had not won.”

 

CEAT Domestic Cricketer of the Year: ROBIN UTHAPPA

 

Zol adds that it was an excellent experience, sharing dressing-room with some of the greats. It has been quite a learning experience for him.

 

“I feel the margin of error is really low in international cricket,” says Zol. Rameez reminds him of the rich heritage of Maharashtra school of batting and the responsibility on the youngster. Zol acknowledges. 

 

Young Indian Cricketer of the Year Award: VIJAY ZOL

 

“Pakistan and India must play. It’s the baap of all contests,” says Rameez. The others nod in unison.

 

Rameez adds how Imran had been livid at him for him not being able to emulate Gavaskar’s dedication, leaving the audience in splits.

 

“When Imran was the captain, you could not give a wicket to Kapil Dev,” says Rameez. He was not spared for getting out to Kapil Dev even after he had scored a hundred against India in India.

 

Laxman mentions about the increasing friendship and cordiality between the Indian and Pakistani cricketers. However, he adds the intense atmosphere before the World Cup 2011 semifinals, adding how he had told Waqar Younis that the Pakistani cricketers should have arrived in India later than they did to avoid the pressure.

 

Rameez, Kirmani, and VVS take a trip down memory lane.
Syed Kirmani, Rameez Raja, and VVS Laxman take a trip down memory lane. Photo Courtesy – Sudatta Mukherjee

 

Kirmani mentions about how his multiple hairstyles in 78-79 and 82-83 had foxed people. “My new hairstyle” used to be his usual phrase.

 

When Dhawan met Gavaskar. One can only hope the baton has been passed.
When Shikhar Dhawan met Sunil Gavaskar.Photo Courtesy – Sudatta Mukherjee
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Shakib Al Hasan with the CEAT T20 Player of the year award. Photo Courtesy – Sudatta Mukherjee

 

Rameez mentions a delightful anecdote regarding Nawaz Sharif’s cricket days, about him facing the West Indian fast bowlers on their tour. Unfortunately, his career had ended with the middle-stump being flattened off the sixth ball he faced.

 

Laxman, Rameez, and Kirmani move on the stage. Memon will have a talk show on India-Pakistan relationships and cricket.

 

Eloquent as usual, Ayaz Memon relieves Rameez on the stage.

 

Mitchell Johnson is the CEAT Test player of the year.

Dhawan dedicates the award to his son. When his son was born, he had wished to dedicate the next Man of the Match award to his son, but he never got the award. This turned out to be the moment.

 

Rameez congratulates Dhawan, and appreciated his outfit (which is rather cool, I must mention). Dhawan himself is as cool as they make them, going nonchalantly about how he adjusted to different conditions. Ups and downs, hits and flops; sharing thoughts on one giving their 100 per cent.

 

Gavaskar on Dhawan: He picks the line of the ball very early, and he’s not afraid to play shots.

 

Sunil Gavaskar mentions the success of the IPL, with words for the men behind the scenes. Gavaskar also turns up on stage. That is three subcontinent Test openers together.

 

SHIKHAR DHAWAN is the next person and he is the CEAT ODI Player of the Year 2014.

“I’m thrilled, I don’t have words,” says Shakib. He did have words, though, and nice ones they were.  “We had ups and downs throughout the tournament,” said Shakib. He mentions Robin Uthappa’s consistency, of Sunil Narine’s brilliance, and the contributions by the support staff.

 

The first award of the night has been announced and SHAKIB AL HASAN is the receiver. He has been named as the CEAT T20 Player of the year 2014.

 

A nice video on the history of the awards is being played right now.

 

Dhawan and VVS arrive.
Shikhar Dhawan and VVS Laxman arrive. Photo Courtesy – Sudatta Mukherjee

 

It seems Rameez Raja will be the anchor.

The men have started to come. Ghulam Parkar, Yajurvindra Singh, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Rameez Raja, VVS Laxman, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Vijay Zol, Shakib Al Hasan and Glenn Maxwell.

 

We’re waiting for the stars to arrive. Do not tyre, er, tire out. Sorry for the terrible pun.

 

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog on the CEAT Cricket Awards to be held in Mumbai on the evening of June 2, 2014. It’s just a day after a thrilling Indian Premier League Final and the cricketing fraternity is still buzzing with discussion on Kolkata Knight Riders’ win over Kings XI Punjab on Sunday night.

 

Cavi Elettrici e Affini Torino (CEAT) is Mumbai-based tyre-manufacturing company which had come up with cricket ratings in 1995. It was first of a kind back then for cricketers and teams to be awarded annually based on performances. As part of its campaign, CEAT awards the Best Bowler, Best Batsman, Best Team, Best Cricketer in the year and also recognises some emerging talents at the U-19 level. The award ceremony will be underway soon and we’ll bring live updates soon.

 

The Player ratings in Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODIs) take into consideration number of runs scored, number of wickets taken, number of catches taken andnumber of wicketkeeping dismissals in an innings. The player ratings for Twenty20 Internationals (T20I) additionally takes into consideration the economy rate of bowlers. Points are awarded on the basis of minimum runs scored or wickets taken, with bonuses for extra runs or wickets.

 

The governing council comprises of the legendary cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Ian Chappell and Clive Lloyd. It was on the suggestion of these three that CEAT came up with such ratings and awards which today has become a prestigious recognition for any cricketer.

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