Sports Desk – India’s legendary batsman Rohit Sharma has been awarded the Khel Ratna. The selection committee formed for the National Sports Award has announced the name of Hitman Rohit Sharma. Before Rohit, Sachin Tendulkar (1997-98), MS Dhoni (2007) and Virat Kohli (2018) have been awarded the Khel Ratna.
Rohit made his international career debut against Ireland in the year 2007. In his career, Rohit has so far scored 6 Test centuries, 29 ODI centuries and 4 T20 International centuries.
Apart from Rohit, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, and women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal were among the unprecedented five players selected for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, while another unparalleled 29 were recommended for the Arjuna award by the sports ministry’s selection committee here on Tuesday.
For the Arjuna, India pacer Ishant Sharma, recurve archer Atanu Das, women’s hockey team player Deepika Thakur, kabaddi player Deepak Hooda, and tennis player Divij Sharan were among the 29 short-listed, an official source told PTI after the selection committee’s meeting here.