Rohit Sharma wins India’s highest sports award
To inspire the best performing athletes round the year, India selects the best athletes in the country in every year. They are awarded special honors for the contribution. National team cricketer Rohit Sharma has been selected for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country’s highest sporting honor this year. Four cricketers in the history of Indian cricket received this honor.
It was known a few days ago that this time Rajiv Gandhi is going to get Khel Ratna honor. It was revealed yesterday (August 21) that another star has taken place in the list. The full list was published on the same day. Where Rohit’s name has come up.
After Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli, Rohit became the fourth Indian cricketer to be awarded India’s highest sporting honor. Tendulkar was the first Indian cricketer to win the T20 World Cup in 1998, Dhoni to win the T20 World Cup in 2006 and Kohli in 2016.
Along with Rohit, star female paddler Monica Batra, women’s hockey team player Rani Rampal, Asiad gold-winning women’s wrestler Vinesh Fogat and Paralympic gold medalist Mariappan Thangavelu have also been selected for the 2020 Rajiv Khel Ratna.
Besides, Indian national cricket team fast bowler Ishant Sharma is going to get the Arjuna award. Women’s all-rounder Dipti Sharma has also been selected for the Arjuna Award.
Incidentally, every year in India, on the occasion of Dhyan Chand’s birthday on August 29, the national award is handed over by the central government to the best athletes in the country. Khel Ratna recipients were given Rs 8.5 lakh each and Arjuna awardees Rs 5 lakh.