Ace Indian opener and limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma was nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by the Board of Cricket Contro of India (BCCI) announced on Saturday.
‘’I am extremely honoured and humbled on being nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2020’’, said Rohit Sharma from his official twitter handle on Sunday.
— BCCI (@BCCI) May 31, 2020
Rohit Sharma was the star performer in 2019 Cricket World Cup, and also became the first player to score five ODI centuries in a single edition of a global tournament.
He was also named ICC cricketer of the year in 2019 for his stupendous performance and was honoured ICC cricket of the year in January 2020.
Rohit Sharma is also the first batsman to score four T20 centuries. He is the only player, so far, to score three double centuries in the limited-overs game.
“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. We feel he is worthy of getting the prestigious Khel Ratna award for his commitment, conduct, consistency and his leadership skills,” BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said in the press release.
Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma and Deepti Sharma have nominated for Arjuna award.
Image – Wik star world