Indian cricket team vice-captain Rohit Sharma is also the one among the other four athletes nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2020.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is considered as India’s most prestigious sporting honour. Along with Rohit table tennis champion Manika Batra, Paralympic gold medalist Mariappan Thangavelu and Asian Games gold medalist Vinesh Phogat have all been nominated for the Khel Ratna Award.
Fourth Indian Cricketer To Receive THIS Award:
This decision comes after the National Sports Awards selection committee met, where the panel decided the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna, and other national sports awards.
Rohit, who is also the vice-captain of Team India, has been in terrific form with the bat for the Men In Blue for a while now.
The opener was also named the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year for 2019 for his record-breaking performances during the ICC World Cup 2019 in London, finishing the tournament with five ODI centuries.
Rohit is also the only batsman to score four tons in T20 cricket too.
The fastest Indian batsman to reach 2000 and 3000 runs in ODIs, Shikhar Dhawan, also hold the record for being the second-fastest Indian cricketer to bring up 4000 and 5000 runs in ODIs.
Back in 1998, Tendulkar became the first Indian cricketer to win the Khel Ratna Award, which was followed by Dhoni after Team India’s triumph at the 2007 T20 World Cup and at the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Virat Kohli is the most recent winner of the award alongside weightlifter Mirabai Chanu in 2018.
Watch Virat Kohli Receiving Khel Rathna Award:
Rohit Sharma Batting Stats:
|Test||32||53||7||2141||212 v SA||6||10||216||52||46.54||59.25||31||0|
|ODI||224||217||32||9115||264 v SL||29||43||817||244||49.27||88.92||77||0|
|World Cup||17||17||2||978||140 v PAK||6||3||100||23||65.2||95.97||7||0|
|T20I||108||100||15||2773||118 v SL||4||21||245||127||32.62||138.78||40||0|
|IPL||188||183||28||4898||109* v KKR||1||36||431||194||31.6||130.82||83||0|
|CL||11||11||1||322||51* v PRS||0||1||24||16||32.2||126.77||2||0|
|Test||14||61.4||5||216||2||1/26 v ENG||0||0||108||3.5||185|
|ODI||38||98.5||2||515||8||2/27 v WI||0||0||64.37||5.21||74.12|
|World Cup||1||3||0||21||0||0/21 v IRE||0||0||–||7||–|
|T20I||9||11.2||0||113||1||1/22 v SL||0||0||113||9.97||68|
|IPL||30||55.2||0||440||15||4/6 v MI||1||0||29.33||7.95||22.13|
|CL||1||2||0||13||0||0/13 v SOM||0||0||–||6.5||–|