Sachin, Durrani clinch top honours at BCCI awards

Mumbai. Sachin Tendulkar and Salim Durrani notched top honours at the fourth annual BCCI award ceremony in Mumbai. The little master was honoured with the Poly Umrigar trophy and a cheque of Rs. 5 lakhs for his outstanding run in all forms of cricket in 2009-10, Salim Durrani was awarded the CK Nayudu Lifetime achievement award with a cheque of Rs. 15 Lakhs for his outstanding service to Indian cricket.

BCCI also gifted Rs. 2 Crore each to all the members of the world cup winning team. While Gary Kirsten could not come for the award ceremony, new coach Duncan Fletcher graced the occasion. BCCI president Shashank Manohar handed out trophies to the winners.

Speaking on this occasion Mahendra Singh Dhoni thanked the fans in and outside India for their support which egged on the players to win the World Cup. Sachin Tendulkar thanked his team mates for their support and felt proud to be holding the trophy for the second time. But the star of the show was 76 year old Durrani, who remembered his old days and expressed his gratitude in a choked voice.

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