Cricketers have always dreamt of being honored with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and it is one of the most memorable moments for any cricketer. Not a lot of cricketers have the privilege of getting the honorable award and it is the highest-ranked award in India in the sports category.
It does require a different level of dedication and it is earned by some consistent levels of excellence in any sporting field. It makes the cricketer feel like be part of a special group of cricketers and here are four cricketers who have won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
4 Cricketers Who Have Won The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award:
The great man, Sachin Tendulkar was the first cricketer ever to win the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award among the 45 sportsmen who have won the award so far. Sachin received the award in 1998 for his services to Indian cricket in the previous 10 years(1989-1998) after having started his career in 1989.
Sachin made his debut in international cricket at the age of 16, and he finished with 100 centuries in international cricket while retiring. It was a massive feat and he holds most of the records in the game with almost 34,000 runs in international cricket in around 660 games. He deserves the award and is popularly called the little master.