Along with Rohit, Asian Games gold medalist wrestler Vinesh Phogat, desk tennis sensation Manika Batra and Paralympic gold medalist Mariappan Thangavelu have been advisable for the celebrated award.

The determination comes after the National Sports Awards choice committee met on Tuesday for deciding the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna and different nationwide sports activities awards. This is the primary occasion since 2016 when 4 athletes have been advisable for the award.

Rohit Sharma (33) is ready to turn out to be solely the fourth cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli to be conferred with Khel Ratna Award. Virat Kohli was the final cricketer to have gained the award together with weightlifter Mirabai Chanu again in 2018.

Rohit had an outstanding 2019 and has been rewarded for his performances throughout the codecs. He created historical past by slamming 5 centuries throughout the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and even shined as an opener in Test cricket within the collection in opposition to South Africa the place he slammed a few centuries and a double century.

Vinesh who turned the primary girl wrestler to win an Asian Games gold medal in 2018. While ace paddler Manika Batra has been making the upward curve and had a exceptional 2018 whereby she gained the Commonwealth Games gold medal and Asian Games bronze in ladies’s singles.

Meanwhile, Mariappan Thangavelu created historical past on the Rio Paralympic Games when he gained the gold medal in High Jump (T42).

Last 12 months, the celebrated award was conferred to Paralympian Deepa Malik and star wrestler Bajrang Punia in 2019.

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