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Gautam Gambhir is Castrol Indian Cricketer of the year 2008

Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year Award for 2008 Gautam Gambhir edged out his India and Delhi opening partner Virender Sehwag in a close tussle for the Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year Award for 2008.The southpaw, who scored over 1,000 runs in Tests and ODIs in the calendar year of 2008, received a trophy and a cheque for Rupees Five Lakhs from Ravi Kirpalani – Automotive Director and COO – Castrol India Limited, at a glittering Award ceremony held in Mumbai today.

The Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year Award is decided by a two stage process. In the first stage, a performance based points system decides the top five contenders for the title. In the second stage, all Indian cricketers who have played atleast one Test match or five ODIs votes for their choice of the Castrol Indian Cricketer based on qualitative judgement, considering various facets of their performance. This year 113 cricketers sent in their votes, endorsing Gautam Gambhir as their choice for the Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year 2008. The other nominees included Virender Sehwag, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh and Ishant Sharma.

Other Awards

Castrol Lifetime Achievement in Cricket Award.
Gundappa Rangnath Viswanath, the former India captain, was the recipient of the Castrol Lifetime Achievement in Cricket Award. He received a trophy and cheque for Rupees Five lakhs from his team mate and brother in law – another cricketing legend and a Castrol Lifetime Achievement winner himself - Sunil Gavaskar.

Castrol Indian Junior Cricketer of the Year 2008.
Youngster Ravindra Jadeja, who was the highest wicket taker in the Ranji Trophy competition in 2008 and made a breakthrough to the Indian team, won the Castrol Indian Junior Cricketer of the Year 2008.

Castrol New Awards 2008

CASTROL INDIAN TEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Virender Sehwag

CASTROL INDIAN ODI PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Mahendra Singh Dhoni

CASTROL INDIAN BOWLER OF THE YEAR – Harbhajan Singh

CASTROL INDIAN BATSMAN OF THE YEAR – Gautam Gambhir

CASTROL AWARDS FOR SPECIAL/OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES:

  • Sachin Tendulkar, received the Castrol Special Award for becoming the first batsman in Test history to score 12,000 runs.
  • Rahul Dravid received a Castrol Special Award for becoming the world record holder for the highest number of catches in test matches, surpassing Mark Waugh’s world record tally of 181 Test catches.

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