Srikanth and PV Sindhu win award for best sportsperson of the year
Pro shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who won four Super Series titles this year, packed away the Sportsman of the Year grant at the inaugural version of Indian Sports Honors held here. Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu was the Sportswoman of the Year grant in the individual game class, a discharge said on Monday.
Ravichandran Ashwin, who today turned into the quickest bowler to achieve ‘Club 300’ in Test cricket and Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj were awarded Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards, separately, in the Team Sport class.
Tennis player Sania Mirza was awarded Inspirational Honour by the jury, while Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra was honoured with the Transformational Contribution to Sports award.
The Indian Women’s Cricket Team, which finished as sprinters up in the ICC Women’s World Cup, were named as the Team of the Year.
Indian Sports Honors is an initiative carried down by Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli and businessman Sanjeev Goenka with their motive to help the improvement of Indian games. The awards were broadcasted on Star Sports.
The national sports icons and celebrities came together to honour the sports personalities of the country in the inaugural edition of Indian Sports Honours 2017 held in Mumbai.
List of honours:
Sportsman of the year (Individual sport): Srikanth Kidambi
Sportsman of the year (Team sport) – Ravichandran Ashwin
Sportswoman of the year (Individual sport) – P.V. Sindhu
Sportswoman of the year (Team sport) – Mithali Raj
Team of the year (Men/Women) – Indian Women’s Cricket Team
Coach of the year – Bisveshwar Nandi
Emerging Sportswoman of the year – Aditi Ashok
Emerging Sportsman of the year – Neeraj Chopra
Differently abled Sportsman of the year – Devendra Jhajaria
Differently abled Sportswoman of the year – Deepa Malik
Keep Walking Honour for Lifetime achievement – Balbir Singh
Inspirational Honour – Sania Mirza
Transformational Contribution to Sport – Abhinav Bindra
Popular choice Honours
Breakthrough performance of the year – Hardik Pandya
Star Sports ‘Believe’ Honour (Comeback of the year) – Saina Nehwal
Spirit of Sport – Yogeshwar Dutt
Player of the year – Sunil Chhetri
Club of the year – Mumbai Indians