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Award for former India cricketer VV Kumar

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

: Former India leg-spinner V V Kumar was honoured with the "Spirit of Mylapore" award for his contribution to the culture and heritage of

The award was presented to the legendary bowler by the Managing Director T T Srinivasaraghavan at a function here, a press note said.

Former India player 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 during the sixties and seventies, and a mentor to many, V V Kumar is truly a cricketing legend.

His cricketing exploits at and Vivekananda College were beyond exemplary.

He created history, becoming the first bowler to reach the 300 and 400 wicket milestones in domestic

His Test debut was no less impressive, with a match haul of 7 wickets against 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 and his knowledge of the art of leg spin are unparalleled," Srinivasaraghavan said.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 20:40 IST