Cricketer Ishant Sharma and archer Atanu Das are among the many 29 sportspersons really useful for the Arjuna award by the sports activities ministry’s choice committee.
Male recurve archer Atanu Das, ladies’s hockey crew participant Deepika Thakur, cricketer Deepak Hooda and tennis participant Divij Sharan have additionally been really useful for the award, an official supply informed PTI after the choice committee’s assembly right here.
The 31-year-old Ishant has performed 97 Checks 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.
Whereas 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.
Earlier within the day, Ishant’s teammate Rohit Sharma and adorned girl wrestler Vinesh Phogat have been among the many 4 athletes really useful for this yr’s Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — the nation’s highest sporting honour. The opposite two consists of – paddler Manika Batra and Rio Paralympic gold-winning excessive jumper Mariappan Thangavelu.