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BCCI Awards 2009
February 19, 2009

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Dashing opener Virender Sehwag receives the Polly Umrigar award from Board of Control for Cricket in India president Shashank Manohar at the annual awards nite in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Sehwag said he wanted to emulate his idol Sachin Tendulkar and win the BCCI's Cricketer of the Year award.

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"I have always watched Sachin on TV and wanted to emulate him. It's a great honour to win this award, especially a year after my role model Tendulkar won it. It took me eight years to do so. My first award was the Castrol Award. I thank the BCCI for this honour," said Sehwag.

Photographs: Satish Bodas

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