The cricketer's name has been suggested for the award...
After a bad patch, things are finally looking up for
Virat Kohli. The actor was unhappy coz of his break up with girlfriend Anushka Sharma, but he played through the pain and proved his might during the ICC T20 World Cup 2016. Post the prestigious tournament, the cricketer met with the actress and they seem to have patched up. He has also hit a purple patch in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
Virat has always been a key player for India as well as Royal Challengers Bangalore, but his recent contributions have been key for the country as well his IPL team. And we guess his contributions have been observed by the Board Of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). In fact, they have recommended his name for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for this year. As ANI reported, "BCCI recommends
Virat Kohli's name for Khel Ratna Award and Ajinkya Rahane's name for Arjuna Award to sports ministry."
A sportsman is awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for his excellence in their sport for the year. However, there is only one awardee from the many sports played in India. Last year, Sania Mirza was awarded the Khel Ratna award for Tennis. The last cricketer which received the prestigious award was Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. His deputy, Virat Kohli, may now receive the Khel Ratna Award. In fact if he does win the award, he will be the third cricketer to win the award, after Dhoni and
Sachin Tendulkar (1997-98).
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