Why Rohit Sharma awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

India’s limited-overs vice-captain and opening batsman Rohit Sharma is all set to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award on August 29, 2020. Which is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years.

Reason for Rohit to Receive Khel Ratna Award:

The opening batsman had enjoyed a sensational run last year when he became the first cricketer ever to notch up five centuries in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI World Cup.

Rohit, who had dream World Cup last year where he accounted for 1490 runs at an average of 57.30, will become only the fourth cricketer to be conferred with Khel Ratna.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has congratulated ‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma after the India ODI vice-captain was chosen for this year’s Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.

Rohit’s teammate Shikhar Dhawan and his IPL franchise Mumbai Indians too joined BCCI in congratulating him.

Rohit Sharma also receives wishes from his IPL franchise Mumbai Indians. Regarding this glorious moment, Mumbai Indians took to twitter and quotes as “A record-breaking 5 centuries at the @cricketworldcup & a smashing debut as a Test opener”.  

Highest sporting honour of India – Rohit Sharma is now a #RajivGandhiKhelRatna awardee  

Wishes from his Opening Partner:

Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan who opens with Rohit Sharma wishes via twitter where he quotes as “Congratulations on the being conferred with the prestigious #KhelRatnaAward partner! Proud of you bro @ImRo45”.

Players Who Received This Award Earlier in Cricket:

Previously, Virat Kohli (2018), MS Dhoni(2007) and Sachin Tendulkar(1997-98) were conferred with this prestigious award.

Watch Rohit Sharma’s Aggressive Strikes in the 2019 World Cup:

Also read: List of Players BCCI Nominates for Khel Ratna & Arjuna Awards