Male recurve archer Atanu Das, girls’s hockey staff participant Deepika Thakur, cricketer Deepak Hooda and tennis participant Divij Sharan have additionally been really useful for the award, an official supply advised PTI after the choice committee’s assembly right here.
The 31-year-old Ishant has performed 97 Tests and 80 ODIs for India, grabbing over 400 worldwide wickets.
It has additionally been learnt that Olympic bronze-winning wrestler Sakshi Malik and former world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu too have gotten the committee’s nod however the closing resolution has been left on sports activities minister Kiren Rijiju as each the ladies are former Khel Ratna awardees.
While Sakshi gained the Khel Ratna in 2016 for her Olympic bronze within the Rio Olympics, Mirabai was conferred with the honour in 2018 together with India captain Virat Kohli for her world championship gold medal.
Meanwhile, Team India’s opener and limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma and 4 different athletes have been really useful for the distinguished Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award – nation’s highest sporting honour.
Along with Rohit, Asian Games gold medalist wrestler Vinesh Phogat, desk tennis sensation Manika Batra and Paralympic gold medalist Mariappan Thangavelu have been really useful.
The names of winners will likely be introduced on August 29, which is the start anniversary of Hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. That day can also be celebrated as National Sports Day.
(With PTI inputs)
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