Virat Kohli, has been recommended for these years prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and shuttler Kidambi Srikanth have also been recommended for the same. However, Srikanth recommendation is reportedly subject to the Sports Ministry’s approval.
If approved by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Kohli will become the third cricketer to get the award after Sachin Tendulkar (1997) and MS Dhoni (2007).
Chanu impressed one and all with a tremendous performance at the World Championships last year where she won the gold medal in 48kg category.
She also bagged the yellow metal in this year’s Commonwealth Games but didn’t compete at the Asian Games due to injury.>