Dravid, who was not present at the awards function here when his parents received the trophy, said in a video message: "I think a lot of my good performance is down to the hard work I put in. I think it has all paid off this year."
"It was a mixed year with the disappointment in South African and the England and West Indies series. But it is an honour to be recognized by your own Board for being the best player of the year."
In Image: Parents of Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid, Sharad Dravid (R) and Pushpa Dravid (R) receive the Polly Umrigar award on their son's behalf from The president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) N.Srinivasan (C) during the BCCI Awards 2010-11 in Chennai on December 10, 2011.