Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu endorsed for Khel Ratna; Neeraj, Smriti, Bopanna picked for Arjuna

Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu endorsed for Khel Ratna, Neeraj for Arjuna

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and universe champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were Monday jointly endorsed for a Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, while star pike thrower Neeraj Chopra was among 20 sportspersons picked for a Arjuna Awards.

Besides Chopra, other distinguished names endorsed for a Arjuna Awards were youth universe champion competitor Hima Das and Asian Games gold-medallist center stretch curtain Jinson Johnson, cricketer Smriti Mandhana, hockey players Manpreet Singh and Savita Punia, mixed Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manika Batra and Asian Games doubles gold-medallist tennis actor Rohan Bopanna.

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These recommendations are theme to capitulation by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. Once validated by him, President Ram Nath Kovind will benefaction a awards on Sep 25 during a Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Kohli will turn a third Indian cricketer after a mythological Sachin Tendulkar (1997) and a talismanic former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2007) once a sports method strictly accepts a committee’s recommendation.

“Yes, Virat Kohli and Mirabai Chanu’s names have been endorsed by a awards committee,” a tip source told PTI on condition of anonymity.

It is learnt that India’s tip masculine shuttler Kidambi Srikanth was also in Khel Ratna row for his good uncover in a Super Series Circuit final year yet mislaid out to a 24-year-old Chanu, who is a reigning universe champion in a 48kg category.

Asian Games gold-medallist fighter Amit Panghal was discussed yet a cabinet motionless opposite opposite recommending him due to a unsuccessful bone-head exam behind in 2012, a source told PTI.

Former Asian Games bronze-medallist and Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Satish Kumar was a sole fighter to get a Arjuna honour this year.

Three shooters — Ravi Rathore, Ankur Mittal and Shreyasi Singh — also figured in list of 20 endorsed sportspersons while there were dual from para-sports — Ankur Dhama and Manoj Sarkar.

This year’s endowment rite was deferred to Sep 25 from a common Aug 19 National Sports Day eventuality due to strife of dates with a Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia.

The Khel Ratna awardees are entitled to a money esteem of Rs 7.5 lakh, while a Arjuna winners are given Rs 5 lakh.

Kohli, a world’s No.1 Test batsman as per a ICC rankings, has been in miraculous form for a past 3 years and missed out notwithstanding nominations in a years 2016 and 2017.

The 29-year-old now has 6147 runs in 71 Tests with 23 centuries and 9779 runs in 211 ODIs, including 35 tons.

With a total 58 tons in general cricket, he is second usually to Sachin Tendulkar (100) in a list of India’s tip century-scorers in general cricket.

The BCCI has been nominating Kohli for a Khel Ratna for a past 3 years yet in 2016, it was given to Sakshi Malik, PV Sindhu and Deepa Karmakar for their good uncover during a Rio Olympic Games.

Last year, a Khel Ratna was awarded to former India hockey captain Sardar Singh and para-athlete Devendra Jhajharia.

Kohli is one of those singular sportspersons, who has perceived Padma Shri endowment (2017) before Khel Ratna.

This year, Kohli was a favourite after carrying led India to victories opposite England and Australia during home and divided wins opposite West Indies and Sri Lanka.

The Indian group has also won limited-overs array in South Africa underneath Kohli’s leadership.

He is a member of a 2011 ICC World Cup and a 2013 ICC Champions Trophy winning team. He also led a group to a finals of a 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.

Kohli has also been a target of ICC’s ‘ODI Cricketer of a Year’ in 2012 and 2017 along with a sport’s top honour — a ICC Cricketer of a Year. Kohli has won a Indian Cricketer of a Year on 5 occasions.

He finished a new England array with a unusual 593 runs even yet it was not deliberate in a preference cycle.

For Chanu, a endowment comes as a large morale-booster as she is now recuperating from a reduce behind injury, that forced her to skip a Asian Games in Jakarta.

She is a stream Commonwealth Games gold-medallist and India’s usually award wish in weightlifting going into a 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Recommendations: 

Virat Kohli (cricket) and Mirabai Chanu (weightlifting).

Arjuna Award Recommendations: 

Neeraj Chopra (Athletics); Jinson Johnson (Athletics), Hima Das (Athletics); N Sikki Reddy (Badminton); Satish Kumar (Boxing); Smriti Mandhana (Cricket); Shubankar Sharma (Golf); Manpreet Singh (Hockey); Savita (Hockey); Ravi Rathore (Polo); Rahi Sarnobat (Shooting); Ankur Mittal (Shooting); Shreyashi Singh (Shooting); Manika batra (Table Tennis); G Sathiyan (Table Tennis); Rohan Bopanna (Tennis); Sumit (Wrestling); Pooja Kadian (Wushu); Ankur Dhama (Para athletics); Manoj Sarkar (Para badminton).

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