New Delhi: The Board of Keep watch over for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday (Would possibly 30, 2020) nominated India’s superstar batsman Rohit Sharma for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2020 whilst Indian girls’s cricket crew all-rounder Deepti Sharma, Males’s cricket crew pacer Ishant Sharma and opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan have been nominated for Arjuna Awards.
Rohit Sharma who used to be named the ICC ODI Cricketer of the 12 months for 2019 additionally was the primary participant within the historical past of the sport to attain 5 ODI centuries in a single version of the International Cup (2019).
He additionally has the report of the best possible particular person ranking in ODI on his title and is the one batsman on this planet to have a couple of ODI double century (3).
Rohit could also be the primary batsman to attain 4 T20I centuries and is the primary participant to have dual centuries in his maiden look as a Check opener.
Rohit’s opening spouse within the ODIs, Shikhar Dhawan is nominated for the Arjuna award, he holds the report for the quickest Check century on debut and is the one batsman on this planet to have received two consecutive golden bats (for many runs) within the ICC Champions Trophy.
The left-handed batsman could also be the fastest Indian batsman to achieve 2000 and 3000 runs in ODIs and is the second-fastest Indian to attain 4000 and 5000 runs in ODIs.
Ishant Sharma, who’s main India’s tempo bowling unit could also be nominated for the Arjuna award. The precise-arm fast-medium bowler is the youngest Indian to play all 3 codecs of the sport and in addition holds the report for many wickets via an Indian pacer out of doors Asia.
Indian girls’s cricket crew’s top-notch all-rounder, Deepti Sharma, who holds the report for the best possible particular person WODI ranking via an Indian participant could also be nominated via BCCI for the Arjuna award. She could also be the one Indian spinner to take 6 WODI wickets.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly mentioned at the nominations, “We went thru numerous information and regarded as more than a few parameters prior to shortlisting the nominees. Rohit Sharma has set new benchmarks as a batsman and accomplished rankings folks concept weren’t imaginable within the shorter codecs of the sport. We really feel he’s worthy of having the celebrated Khel Ratna award for his dedication, habits, consistency and his management talents.”
Ganguly added, “Ishant Sharma is probably the most senior member of the Check squad and his contribution has been necessary within the Indian crew’s long term because the No. 1 Check facet. Speedy bowlers are vulnerable to accidents and Ishant has had a fair proportion of them however he has fought exhausting to be again at the park each time.”
“Shikhar has been persistently scoring on the height and his performances within the ICC occasions had been important. Deepti is a real all-rounder and her contribution to the crew has been necessary,” mentioned Ganguly.
BCCI’s Secretary Jay Shah mentioned, “There’s a no larger honour than representing your nation and being nominated for nationwide awards is a popularity of your exhausting paintings. Within the remaining 5 years, Rohit Sharma has no longer handiest raised the bar along with his particular person performances however has additionally led the Indian crew with difference in Virat Kohli’s absence. Underneath his captaincy, India famously received the Asia Cup in UAE, the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka and registered many bilateral collection wins at house.”
He said that Rohit has been an excellent team-man and a mentor to kids and that he merits the best possible wearing honour within the nation.
Jay added, “Ishant Sharma has been a warhorse whilst Shikhar Dhawan lifts the crew’s morale along with his fearless manner. Deepti Sharma has contributed so much within the Indian crew’s constant appearing within the big-ticket occasions.”