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Published On: Sun, May 31st, 2020

Honored and humbled,’ says Rohit Sharma for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

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rohit sharmaNEW DELHI : After being nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, India’s star batsman Rohit Sharma expressed his gratitude for the honour by BCCI.
The Indian cricket board took to social media and shared a video in which the ‘Hitman’ said how honored he feels. “I am extremely honoured and humbled to be nominated by the BCCI for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award which is the highest sporting honour in India.
I am grateful to BCCI, to all my teammates, support staff, fans of the game and my family for sticking by me. Thank You very much,” Rohit said. Rohit Sharma on Sunday (May 31, 2020) said that he is extremely honoured and humbled to be nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
BCCI’s official Twitter account shared a 19-second video where Rohit said, “Extremely honoured and humbled to be nominated by the BCCI for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award which is the highest sporting honour in India.” Rohit also added, “I am grateful to BCCI, all my teammates, support staff, fans of the game and my family for sticking by.”
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday (May 30, 2020) nominated Rohit for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2020 while Indian women’s cricket team all-rounder Deepti Sharma, Men’s cricket team pacer Ishant Sharma and opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan were nominated for Arjuna Awards.

Rohit Sharma who was named the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year for 2019 also became the first player in the history of the game to score five ODI centuries in one edition of the World Cup (2019).

He also has the record of the highest individual score in ODI on his name and is the only batsman in the world to have more than one ODI double century (3). Rohit is also the first batsman to score four T20I centuries and is the first player to have twin centuries in his maiden appearance as a Test opener.

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