Rohit Sharma nominated by BCCI for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

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BCCI have announced its nominees for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Award.

Rohit Sharma, the vice captain of; India in limited-overs format; has been nominated by BCCI for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma, the most-capped; Test cricketer in the ;current set-up of Indian team, have been; nominated for the; Arjuna Award.

Deepti Yadav, the most consistent player; India’s women’s team also has been nominated by BCCI for Arjuna award.

The period of consideration is between January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019. With 28 hundreds, Rohit is ranked; fourth in the all-time leading ODI centurions. Rohit Sharma also had a great World-Cup as he scored five centuries in the coveted tournament. He is also the first T20I cricketer to score four centuries. The ‘HITMAN’ also possess the highest number of sixes scored by a player on Indian soil in International format.

As Virat Kohli has already won this award, it is automatic choice for BCCI to nominate Rohit. In the women’s section, Deepti Sharma got BCCI nomination for her consistent show across all formats during this timeperiod.

BCCI chairman,Ganguly, praised Rohit Sharma and said:

“Rohit Sharma has set new benchmarks; as a batsman and achieved scores; people thought were not possible in the shorter formats; of the game. We feel he is worthy of; getting the prestigious Khel Ratna award for his; commitment, conduct, consistency and his leadership skills.”

Sourav Ganguly also commented on Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma and Deepti Yadav:

Ishant Sharma is the most senior member of the Test squad and his contribution; has been vital in Indian team’s long run as the No. 1 Test side. Fast bowlers are prone to injuries; and Ishant has had a fair share of them; but he has fought hard to be back on the park every time.”

Shikhar(Dhawan) has been consistently scoring at the top and his performances in the ICC events have been significant.”

Deepti(Yadav) is a genuine all-rounder and her contribution to the team has been vital”

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