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BCCI Nominates Rohit Sharma, AFI Recommends Neeraj

New Delhi: India’s prolific limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma was on Saturday nominated for the distinguished ‘Khel Ratna’ award by the BCCI for his stupendous efficiency in 2019 when he dazzled with 5 a whole bunch within the 50-over World Cup.

Rohit’s opening companion Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma, the most-capped Check cricketer within the present set-up, have been nominated for the Arjuna Award.

Within the girls’s part, Deepti Sharma bought BCCI nomination for her constant present throughout codecs within the final three years.

The PTI on Might 13 had reported about Dhawan and Deepti’s seemingly nominations for the Arjuna award.

Dhawan was the truth is nominated in 2018 alongside Smriti Mandhana however missed out on the award.

As skipper Virat Kohli has bought the very best sporting honour, Rohit along with his magnificent white-ball file over time was an automated alternative. having scored 9115 runs in 224 ODIs with 29 a whole bunch and 43 fifties.

He additionally has 2141 runs in 32 Exams with six a whole bunch and 10 fifties. In 108 T20 Internationals, the 33-year-old has scored 2773 runs with 4 a whole bunch aside from being ICC’s ‘Cricketer of the Year’.

“We went through a lot of data and considered various parameters before shortlisting the nominees. Rohit Sharma has set new benchmarks as a batsman and achieved scores people thought were not possible in the shorter formats of the game,” BCCI president Sourav Ganguly mentioned, referring to his three double a whole bunch in 50-over cricket.

“We feel he is worthy of getting the prestigious Khel Ratna award for his commitment, conduct, consistency and his leadership skills,” Ganguly added.

Secretary Jay Shah termed Rohit as good “teamman” who led effectively in absence of normal skipper Virat Kohli.

“In the last five years, Rohit Sharma has not only raised the bar with his individual performances but has also led the Indian team with distinction in Virat Kohli’s absence,” Shah was quoted as saying in a BCCI press launch.

For 31-year-old Ishant, it was a protracted wait to earn the nomination as he’s the senior-most member within the present Check set-up with 97 Exams beneath his belt aside from 80 ODIs and 14 T20Is.

Ishant has 297 Check wickets beneath his belt and by the top of the 12 months is predicted to be second pacer within the nation after Kapil Dev to complet 100 Check matches.

“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,” Ganguly commented on his nomination.

The 34-year-old Dhawan holds the file for the quickest Check century on debut and is the one batsman on the earth to have received two consecutive golden bats (for many runs) within the ICC Champions Trophy.

He’s additionally the quickest Indian batsman to achieve 2000 and 3000 runs in ODIs and second-fastest Indian to attain 4000 and 5000 runs in ODIs.

In 136 ODIs, he has scored 5688 runs with 17 a whole bunch aside from 2315 runs in 34 Exams (7 a whole bunch) and 1588 runs in 61 T20 Internationals.

The 24-year-old Deepti has already performed 54 ODIs and 48 T20 Internationals for the nation. She additionally holds the file of highest particular person rating by an Indian lady in ODIs – 188. She has up to now scored 1840 worldwide runs and brought 117 wickets throughout two codecs.

AFI Recommends Neeraj Chopra For Khel Ratna

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was on Saturday advisable for the coveted Khel Ratna Award by the committee constituted by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the third time in a row.

The 22-year-old Chopra is the one monitor and area athlete to be advisable by the AFI for the nation’s highest sports activities award this 12 months.

Chopra has already being conferred with the Arjuna Award in 2018 after successful a gold within the Gold Coast Commonwealth. In that 12 months, he was additionally advisable for the Khel Ratna. He was once more advisable for the Khel Ratna final 12 months after successful gold within the 2018 Asian Video games.

“Neeraj is the only athlete recommended by the awards committee for the Khel Ratna this year,” a supply informed PTI.

The Khel Ratna Award carries a medallion, a certificates and a money prize of Rs 7.5 lakh.

Prime sprinter Dutee Chand, who received a gold within the World College Video games in 2019 and two silver medals within the 2018 Asian Video games (one every in 100m and 200m), has already been advisable for the Arjuna Award by the Odisha authorities.

Chopra has already certified for the Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 87.86m in South Africa in January in his first competitors after recovering from an elbow damage.

He missed all the 2019 season as a result of damage however breached the Olympic qualification mark of 85m.

In 2019, Neeraj had missed the IAAF World Championships, the Diamond League and the Asian Championships whereas recovering from the damage.

His final main worldwide competitors was the 2018 Jakarta Asian Video games the place he received gold with a nationwide file of 88.06m. He had undergone a surgical procedure in Might 2019 to deal with the damage.

(PTI)

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