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 cricketers.
His passion for spin bowling and his knowledge of the art of leg spin are unparalleled," Srinivasaraghavan said.
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