Before leaving for the New Zealand tour, the Indian team attended the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Annual awards in Mumbai, also attended by former cricketers and yesteryear legends.

 

The evening saw the BCCI acknowledging the achievements of the Indian players. BCCI chief, N Srinivasan extended heartiest gratitude toall who attended the gala event.

 

Kapil Dev was felicitated with the Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award for his impeccable services towards the country.

 

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was bestowed with the Polly Umrigar award for being the nest international cricketer of 2012-13 season.