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