Cricketer Ishant Sharma among 29 recommended for Arjuna Award

New Delhi: India pacer Ishant Sharma was on Tuesday named in a 29-strong record of athletes really useful for this 12 months’s Arjuna award by the sports activities ministry’s choice committee.

Male recurve archer Atanu Das, girls’s hockey workforce participant Deepika Thakur, kabaddi participant Deepak Hooda and tennis participant Divij Sharan have additionally been really useful for the award, an official supply instructed PTI after the choice committee’s assembly right here.

The 31-year-old Ishant has performed 97 Checks and 80 ODIs for India, grabbing over 400 worldwide wickets.

It has additionally been learnt that Olympic bronze-winning wrestler Sakshi Malik and former world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu too have gotten the committee’s nod however the last choice has been left on sports activities minister Kiren Rijiju as each the ladies are former Khel Ratna awardees.

Whereas Sakshi gained the Khel Ratna in 2016 for her Olympic bronze within the Rio Olympics, Mirabai was conferred with the honour in 2018 together with India captain Virat Kohli for her world championship gold medal.


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