Khel Ratna Award 2020: ‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma in line to received with India’s top sporting honour

Rohit Sharma, the India limited-overs vice-captain, is probably going to be presented the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, India’s top sporting honour, after the National Sports Awards Committee, organized by the nation’s games service, focused in on four competitors during the current year’s distinctions. The main cricketer to be suggested by the panel during the current year’s honor, Rohit is just the fourth cricketer, after Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, to have been picked for the differentiation.

Rohit, who was named for the respect by the BCCI in May, was chosen by the Awards’ Committee including previous India opener Virender Sehwag and Sardar Singh, the previous chief of the men’s national hockey group, who both met at the Sports Authority of India central station in New Delhi, detailed PTI.

Rohit’s Khel Ratna Award win returns on the of a remarkable 2019 with the bat: 556 runs at a normal of 92.66 in five Test coordinates, all while opening the batting just because, and 1490 ODI runs at 57.30, including the phenomenal accomplishment of five centuries at a solitary World Cup.

“We went through a lot of data and considered various parameters before shortlisting the nominees,” Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, had said via a media release at the time of his nomination. “Rohit Sharma has set new benchmarks as a batsman and achieved scores people thought were not possible in the shorter formats of the game. We feel he is worthy of getting the prestigious Khel Ratna Award for his commitment, conduct, consistency and his leadership skills.”

The other three competitors to be picked during the current year’s Khel Ratna Award incorporate grappler Vinesh Phogat, paddler Manika Batra and 2016 Rio Paralympic Matches gold-dominating high jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu.