All-rounder Farhaan Behardien was the big winner at the Titans awards when he was named the franchise’s best player.
The 2017-18 season was a very successful one for the Centurion-based Titans, who won the Ram Slam T20 Challenge and Sunfoil Series.
Behardien, an ever-present in all formats, helped himself to four awards on Tuesday evening, including the coveted Player of the Year gong. He also secured the T20 Player of the Year, the First-Class Player of the Year and the Most Valuable Player of the Year, in a season that also saw him mark his 100th first-class appearance with a century.
‘It has been another very productive season for our franchise team, and I congratulate coach Mark Boucher and the rest of his fantastic team for continuing to set the standards in South African domestic cricket,’ Titans CEO Jacques Faul said of the team.
‘A special mention also goes to Farhaan, who has been a fantastic servant for Northerns and Titans cricket for years. He deserves all the accolades that he received this evening,’ Faul praised.
The bulk of the Titans squad that secured the domestic double was in attendance, as well as national stars such as AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar and Lungi Ngidi, who took time away from the thrilling, ongoing Test series against Australia.
Wrist-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi was also a multiple winner, as his productive campaign reaped the Momentum One-Day Cup Player of the Year, as well as the prestigious Players’ Player of the Year, as voted for by his teammates.
Promising batsman Andrea Agathangelou’s encouraging displays at the top of the order were rewarded with the Newcomer of the Year award, holding off stiff competition from Tony de Zorzi and Rivaldo Moonsamy.
One of the brightest stars in the Titans stable, Aiden Markram, has enjoyed a meteoric rise to international stardom, but he remains a popular drawcard when he turns out in Titans blue. The top-order ace walked away with the Bacher and Co Fan’s Player of the Year.
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