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Virat Kohli & Mirabai Chanu recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

 

 

Virat Kohli & Mirabai Chanu recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award: Details, Highlights

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were on 18th September 2018, jointly recommended for this year's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest sporting honor. 

Virat Kohli (29-year-old) became second-time lucky after failing to get the selection committee's nod in 2016.

If approved by Sports Minister, he will become the third cricketer to get the Khel Ratna after the legendary Sachin Tendulkar (1997) and the double world cup-winning captain skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2007).

Virat Kohli currently leads the ICC Test rankings for batsmen and has been in phenomenal form. 

Meerabhai Chanu was recommended for the prestigious award following her gold medal in the 48kg category at the World Championships in 2017. She also won the gold medal in this year's Commonwealth Games but didn't compete at the Asian Games due to injury.


 

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