Zaheer Khan might be dealing with the disappointment of being out of action for up to four months due to hamstring and ankle injuries. But the World Cup winner has been nominated in as many as three categories for this year's LG ICC Awards to be held in London on September 12.
Besides Zaheer, three other Indian cricketers - Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni - have all been nominated in two categories each.
Zaheer finds his name in the ICC Cricketer of the Year award for Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy besides Test Player of the Year and ODI Player of the Year.
Tendulkar and Dravid also feature in the list of nominess for the Cricketer of the Year and Test Player of the Year award while Dhoni has been nominated for ODI Player of the Year and LG People's Choice Award.
Other Indian cricketers to have been nominated for this year's ICC awards are Ishant Sharma (Test Player of the Year), Harbhajan Singh (Test Player of the Year), Gautam Gambhir (ODI Player of the Year), Virat Kohli (ODI Player of the Year), Munaf Patel (ODI Player of the Year), Virender Sehwag (ODI Player of the Year), Yuvraj Singh (ODI Player of the Year), Jhulan Goswami (Women's Cricketer of the Year), Poonam Raut (Women's Cricketer of the Year) and Abhinav Mukund (Emerging Player of the Year).
The fans currently have the opportunity to vote for the cricketer of their choice online until August 25 August at www.lgpeopleschoice.com.
"The LG ICC Awards presents a wonderful opportunity for the ICC, in association with FICA and a myriad of cricket fans, to acknowledge and reward the brilliant performances of the world's best cricketers," ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said in a statement.
The long-lists of nominations were handpicked by a five-man selection panel chaired by former West Indies captain and current chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee Clive Lloyd, which also includes former international players Mike Gatting, Danny Morrison, Paul Adams and Zaheer Abbas.