A week ago, Bhuvneshwar Kumar won the ICC"s People's Choice Award © Getty Images
A week ago, Bhuvneshwar Kumar won the ICC’s People’s Choice Award © Getty Images

Nov 18, 2014

Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Tuesday won the Polly Umrigar Award which is given to India’s best international cricketer of the year. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) made the announcement on Twitter as part of its annual award ceremony. The award comprises a trophy and a cheque for Rs 5 lakhs.

The BCCI Awards Ceremony has been organized prior to the Indian cricket team’s departure to Australia for a Test series.

It has been a dream year for the pacer from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He has adjudged People’s Choice Award as part of ICC’s annual awards. He became the third Indian after Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni to win the award.

Bhuvneshwar has become an integral part of India’s pace set-up. He made his debut against Pakistan in December 2012. Bhuvneshwar is known for his swing and had an exceptional tour of England in 2014 where he put up a good all-round performance. Bhuvneshwar plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.