The glittery IPL awards held at the Grand Hyatt on Friday night, however, was not attended by many of the top bosses in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), yet turned out to be one of the most awaited events.
The IPL awards jury was chaired by commissioner Lalit Modi and other members of the board were Gavaskar, Brian Lara, Javagal Srinath, Simon Taufel and Harsha Bogle
Only former board president Inderjit Singh Bindra, who is principal advisor to the International Cricket Council (ICC), and Sunil Gavaskar from the governing council turned up for the show.
Tendulkar won the awards for leading Mumbai Indians to the final of the IPL and also for being the highest run scorer this season in the Twenty20 league.
Leading wicket taker Pragyan Ojha of defending champions Deccan Chargers was adjudged as the best bowler.
While West Indies' Keiron Pollard, Mumbai Indians' costliest buy in this year's auction, got the award for the best debut performance.
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Text : IANS