The esteemed Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Ravi Shastri on Tuesday at the BCCI’s Naman Awards ceremony in Hyderabad.
On Tuesday, January 23, the Naman Awards were presented in Hyderabad in the presence of a number of renowned Indian cricket players from the past and present. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) presented former India cricketer and head coach Ravi Shastri with the renowned Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award at the esteemed event. Farokh Engineer, a former wicketkeeper for India, was also given the prize.
Shastri, for example, played in 230 international matches for his native country of India and was a member of the team that won the 1983 ODI World Cup. During his time as head coach, the Indian side achieved remarkable success as well, finishing as runners-up in the 2021 World Test Championship Final and semi-finalists in the 2019 World Cup.
Harsha Bhogle, the event host, questioned the recipient of the prize about his most memorable moment from his distinguished career, which has spanned over 40 years and involved him wearing many hats, including coach, analyst, and player. The 61-year-old talked about his team’s 1983 World Cup victory and MS Dhoni’s six-run 2011 World Cup victory. Along with many other noteworthy accomplishments, he also mentioned winning the 2007 T20 World Cup, but the top spot on the list went to India’s victory in the fourth Test at the Gabba in 2021.
You displayed one there in 1985 due to a match against Pakistan in the final. Being on the balcony at Lords when India won the World Cup in 1983 was a memorable occasion because there were two hundred in Australia and one hundred in the West Indies. At the event, Shastri remarked, “The World Cup final when MS hit that ball for six and of course, in 2007 when they won the T20 World Cup to back-to-back wins in Australia.”
“If you ask me one, the icing on the cake was that last day at the Gabba (2021) when we went past the finish line with Rishabh Pant taking us home, and I thank my players for that,” he remarked with enthusiasm.