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Updated: 14-01-2019 20:38 IST

Award for former India cricketer VV Kumar

Chennai, Jan 14 (PTI): Former India leg-spinner V V Kumar

was honoured with the Sundaram Finance "Spirit of Mylapore"

award for his contribution to the culture and heritage of


The award was presented to the legendary Tamil Nadu

bowler by the Sundaram Finance Managing Director T T

Srinivasaraghavan at a function here, a press note said.

Former India Davis Cup player Ramanathan Krishnan had

received the award in 2014.

Presenting the award, Srinivasaraghavan said, "one of the

finest exponents of the difficult art of leg spin bowling, a

consistent match winner in domestic cricket during the sixties

and seventies, and a mentor to many, V V Kumar is truly a

cricketing legend.

His cricketing exploits at PS High School and Vivekananda

College were beyond exemplary.

He created history, becoming the first bowler to reach

the 300 and 400 wicket milestones in domestic cricket.

His Test debut was no less impressive, with a match haul

of 7 wickets against Pakistan in 1961," he added.

"He continues to be a respected voice in the cricketing

world and an inspiration and role model to many aspiring


His passion for spin bowling and his knowledge of the art

of leg spin are unparalleled," Srinivasaraghavan said.

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