Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (Photo-ICC))

Sports associations and the cricket board have nominated their premier athletes for the National Awards 2020. The nominations for the awards have been made, though, there has been an extension made on the deadline which could see more names being added to the list in due course of time.

The cricket board has nominated Rohit Sharma for the Khel Ratna award, while Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan along with women’s team cricketer Deepti Sharma have been nominated for the Arjuna Award.

Khel Ratna award nominations

The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award is the highest sporting honour of the Republic of India. It is an annual award presented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The award is presented to the athletes for their spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field for a period of four years at international level.

Rohit made his International debut way back in 2007 when the likes of Brett Lee and Dale Steyn were at the height of their powers and Sharma had no hesitation in naming the duo as someone whom he struggled against initially.
Rohit Sharma 122 (Photo-Sportstar)
  • Neeraj Chopra (Javelin Throw)
  • Amit Panghal (Boxing)
  • Vikas Krishan (Boxing)
  • Rohit Sharma (Cricket)
  • Rani Rampal (Hockey)
  • Manika Batra (Table Tennis)
  • Vinesh Phogat (Wrestling)

Arjuna Award nominations

The Arjuna Award is presented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports as a recognition to outstanding achievement is sports. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh, a bronze Arjuna statue and a scroll. It is presented to the athletes by the president of India.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (Credits: Twitter)
  • Dutee Chand (Athletics)
  • Arpinder Singh (Athletics)
  • Manjit Singh (Athletics)
  • PU Chitra (Athletics)
  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty (Badminton)
  • Sameer Verma (Badminton)
  • Manish Kaushik (Boxing)
  • Lovlina Borgohain (Boxing)
  • Simranjit Kaur (Boxing)
  • Shikhar Dhawan (Cricket)
  • Ishant Sharma (Cricket)
  • Deepti Sharma (Cricket)
  • Vandana Kataria (Hockey)
  • Monika (Hockey)
  • Harmanpret Singh (Hockey)
  • Saurabh Chaudhary (Shooting)
  • Abhishek Verma (Shooting)
  • Manu Bhaker (Shooting)
  • Elavenil Valarivan (Shooting)
  • Suthirtha Mukherjee (Table Tennis)
  • Madhurika Patkar (Table Tennis)
  • Manav Thakkar (Table Tennis)
  • Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting)
  • Ragala Venkat Rahul (Weightlifting)
  • Poonam Yadav (Weightlifting)
  • Sakshi Malik (Wrestling)
  • Deepak Punia (Wrestling)
  • Rahul Aware (Wrestling)
  • Sandeep Tomar (Wrestling)
  • Naveen (Wrestling)