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Gavaskar honoured

Mumbai Nov. 1. Sunil Gavaskar was conferred the `Ceat Legend for Life' title at the Ceat Cricket Rating Awards function at the Taj Mahal Hotel on Friday. The batting maestro received the award from former Australian captain and now selector, Allan Border.

At a function that had a mix of cricket and bollywood entertainment, Capt. Vijay Hazare was presented the `Lifetime Achievement' award. After presenting a cheque to a batsman who scored a century in each innings against Ray Lindwall and Keith Miller in the 1947-48 series in Adelaide, Bishen Singh Bedi said he would have travelled any distance to see Hazare.

As was announced earlier, Ricky Ponting was adjudged the Best batsman and Ceat Cricketer of the year.

The other prize winners: 1. Virender Sehwag (Best fielder), 2. Harbhajan Singh (Best Bowler) 3. Australia (Best team) 4. Sachin Tendulkar (Best cricketer of the World Cup in South Africa).

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