Rohit Sharma nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

On May 31, 2020, the BCCI nominated Rohit Sharma for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards. The Award is considered to be the highest sporting honour award in India.

Highlights

The period of consideration for a person to get nominated is from January 2016 to December 2019. Rohit has become the first T20 cricketer to score four centuries. Also, he holds record of 150 plus score in around 8 ODIs. He also holds the greatest number of centuries in ODI matches since 2017, that numbered to 18.

He was also the ICC ODI Cricketer of the year, 2019. He received this award as he was the first player to score five ODI centuries in a single edition of the World Cup.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

The award is the highest sporting honour of India. The award is presented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and sports. The award is presented for outstanding performance for a period of 4 years. The award comprises of cash prize of Rs 7.5 lakhs.

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