Rohit Sharma elated to hitch Tendulkar, Dhoni and Kohli within the elite listing of Khel Ratna awardees


India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma has shared his elatedness on receiving India’s highest sporting honour and becoming a member of the elite listing of Indian cricketers- Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli.

RTS2KJ89.png?mW6nMS1C8yIUTiU4sn0rCtLvqg7SyGm Rohit Sharma elated to hitch Tendulkar, Dhoni and Kohli within the elite listing of Khel Ratna awardees

Rohit Sharma turned the 4th cricketer to win the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (Reuters Photograph)


  • Rohit Sharma turned the 4th Indian cricketer to win the Khel Ratna Award
  • It feels nice to be receiving the best sporting honour: Rohit Sharma
  • To be becoming a member of the listing (Kohli, Dhoni and Tendulkar), it is an important honour: Rohit

Regardless of being one of many prime contenders of the ICC title, India made their exit from the 2019 World Cup, held in England, after their semifinal loss to England. India vice-captain and opener Rohit Sharma had a uncommon dangerous day as he managed to attain just one run. Nonetheless, Sharma ended up as the best run-getter within the ICC match with 648 runs in 9 matches, with Australia’s David Warner accumulating 647 runs and being on second. Had India performed the ultimate, Rohit Sharma would’ve most probably gained the Participant of the Event award. The Indian limited-overs vice-captain, nonetheless, went on to have an important 12 months with the bat as he amassed 1490 runs averaging 57.30 in ODIs within the calendar 12 months of 2019.

The BCCI had, therefore, really helpful Rohit Sharma’s title for the best sports activities honour in India – the Rajiv Khel Ratna award. After having gained the award, Sharma has joined an elite listing of Indian cricketers who’ve gained the sporting honour previously. Whereas batting legend Sachin Tendulkar was bestowed with the honour again in 1997, former Indian captain MS Dhoni has bagged the award in 2007. India captain Virat Kohli had gained the award within the 12 months 2018 and Sharma has joined the elite group this 12 months.

‘Great group to be a part of’

“It feels nice to be receiving the best sporting honour. I’m so pleased and privileged to obtain this award. I want to thank the Sports activities Ministry and the BCCI for acknowledging and recommending my title. I promise to maintain working exhausting and produce extra laurels to my nation,” Rohit Sharma mentioned in a video launched by BCCI’s official Twitter deal with on Thursday.

“It is a great group to be a part of (Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli). All these names talked about, they’ve achieved wonders and introduced a lot pleasure to our nation. To be becoming a member of the listing, it is an important honour. I’m very pleased.

“To be recognised something to do you for the nation is a giant motivating issue. I’ll all the time attempt to convey happiness and pleasure for our nation. To the followers, my assist system, and to my household, thanks very a lot, maintain supporting me,” he added.

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