Big news related to Indian team opener Rohit Sharma is coming out. Rohit Sharma will be honored with the Khel Ratna Award this year. This has been officially announced. The selection committee formed for the National Sports Award has approved the name of hitman Rohit Sharma. Khel Ratna is the highest sporting honor given to a citizen of India. Apart from cricketer Rohit Sharma, the National Sports Awards Committee has also recommended the names of wrestler Vinesh Phogat, table tennis champion Manika Batra, Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.
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Rohit will be the fourth cricketer from India to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Before Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar (1997–98), MS Dhoni (2007) and Virat Kohli (2018) have been conferred with this honor. The names of the Dronacharya and Dhyanchand Awards were recommended by the 12-member selection committee for the National Sports Awards on Monday, while on Tuesday the committee has also finalized the names of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards.
Khel Ratna found on the basis of great performance
The limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma of the Indian team has performed brilliantly for the team in the last few years. Rohit Sharma has proved himself not only as a cricketer, but also as a captain. That is why the selection committee set up for the National Sports Awards, which includes former cricketer Virender Sehwag himself, has recommended Rohit Sharma the Khel Ratna. Significantly, Rohit had a strong performance in the World Cup played last year.
For your information, Rohit Sharma, who scored 3 double centuries in ODI International cricket, scored 5 centuries for India in the World Cup 2019. This is how Rohit set a world record. However, the Indian team was eliminated from the tournament after losing in the semi-finals. Apart from this, when Rohit Sharma returned to Test cricket as an opener, he had already scored a century in both innings of the match.