[caption id="attachment_697409" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Mithali-Raj1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-697409" alt="Mithali Raj Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Mithali-Raj1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Mithali Raj Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Indian women's cricket team captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mithali-raj">Mithali Raj</a> was adjudged 'Sportsperson of the Year' while ace shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and P V Sindhu bagged the best senior male and female athletes at the Telangana Sports Journalists Association annual awards for 2017 here today. <p></p> <p></p>Mithali Raj was not present to receive the award and her parents received it on her behalf from B V Papa Rao, Advisor to the Telangana government. <p></p> <p></p>Former<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcci"> BCCI</a> president N Shivlal Yadav gave away the 'best senior male athlete' award to Srikanth while tennis star Sania Mirza presented the 'best senior female athlete' award to Sindhu. <p></p> <p></p>Former Indian cricketer V V S Laxman presented 'best coach of the year' award to Gopichand, who received this award for second time in a row, an Association release said. <p></p> <p></p>Triple Olympian and former national hockey player N Mukesh Kumar was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the event. <p></p> <p></p>National selection committee chairman M S K Prasad, who gave away the 'team of the year' award to Hyderabad Cricket team, urged the youngsters to play it fair. <p></p> <p></p>"Play the game fairly. I urge all the upcoming sports persons to play sport within the sport," he said, according to the release. <p></p> <p></p>Papa Rao urged for reforms in federations. <p></p> <p></p>Ace gymnast B Aruna Reddy was honoured with the outstanding achievment award at the event, the release added.