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BCCI Awards 2009

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Gundappa Viswanath, ex-India skipper and one-time middle-order mainstay, received the C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award from Manohar.

The former wrist specialist, who brought unbridled joy to millions of Indian fans with his stylish play, said he considered the twin triumphs in 1971 in the West Indies and England as his best moments.

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"I consider the 1971 tour under Ajit Wadekar of the West Indies and England as my best cricketing moments. Again we chased 400-plus and won (at Port of Spain in Trinidad in 1976) and I got a hundred which also is a special moment for me," the Bangalore-based Vishwanath said.

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