Legendary batsman Gundappa Viswanath told India skipper MS Dhoni's team to forget about rankings. "You are playing good cricket and if you continue to play like this, nobody can stop you," Viswanath, 60, said after receiving the CK Nayudu lifetime achievement award, instituted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
The BCCI's awards for 2007-08 were presented at a function here on Wednesday and the team members, who are scheduled to fly out to New Zealand in the early hours of Thursday, attended the function. Present and former board officials and cricketers also attended the function.
Virender Sehwag was presented the Polly Umrigar award for being the best Indian cricketer on the international stage during the period September 2007 to October 2008. On the occasion, Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh were also felicitated for being awarded the Padma Shri.