criket-4Indian cricket player Gautam Gambhir will not be playing the third Test against Sri Lanka. But he was the star of the CEAT Cricket Rating International Awards 2009 as was Mallika Sherawat over the weekend. Gambhir walked away with the International Cricketer of the Year Award as well as the International Test batsman of the year to mark the prolific run he has had. Tyre major CEAT Limited celebrated the success and glory of International cricket with ‘CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2009’ at a glittering ceremony. The awards honored the best of the International cricketers based on their performances. The ceremony started with fun and entertainment and got even better as it progressed. Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar who has been associated with the award as an adjudicator along with Ian Chappel and Clive Lloyd explained why the awards were special. Australia, India and Sri Lanka dazzled at the event by sweeping away all the CEAT Cricket Rating awards between them. While Australia won the award of CEAT International Cricket Team – cash prize of Rs 10 Lakh. India’s Gautam Gambhir was the winner of the CEAT International Cricketer and CEAT International Test Batsman awards. India’s Virendra Sehwag was the CEAT International ODI Batsman of the Year. Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis – was conferred with the CEAT International Test Bowler. The oomph factor was added to the event by actress Malika Sherawat by a sizzling dance performance. With cameraperson Vinayak Dalvi, Pranesh Kumar Roy for NMTV News.

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