New DelhiThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has nominated off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and women’s team captain Mithali Raj for the country’s highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Players from other sports are also involved in this race. Stars like Sunil Chhetri and Neeraj Chopra have been nominated from football and athletics respectively. On the other hand, names have also appeared for Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award, Dronacharya Award. Let us know about the names of sports stars named on Wednesday …
Cricket: Khel Ratna – Mithali and Ravichandran Ashwin, Arjuna Award – Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah.
Shooting: Khel Ratna – Ankur Mittal and Anjum Moudgil, Arjuna Award – Elavenil Valarivan, Abhishek Verma, Om Prakash Mitharwal.
Table Tennis: Khel Ratna – Achanta Sharath Kamal, Arjuna Award – Surtitha Mukherjee, Ayhika Mukherjee and Manav Thakkar.
Wrestling: Arjuna Award – Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Poonia and Anshu Malik, Dhyan Chand Award – Sajjan Singh, Jai Prakash and Dushyant Sharma.
Football: Khel Ratna – Sunil Chhetri, Arjuna Award – Bala Devi.
Athletics: Khel Ratna – Neeraj Chopra, Dutee Chand.
Golf: Khel Ratna – Shubhankar Sharma, Arjuna Award – Udyan Mane, Rashid Khan, Diksha Dagar.
Archery: Khel Ratna-Jyoti, Dronacharya Award: Limba Ram, Lokesh Chand Pal, Arjuna Award-Smile Kirar.
[Attribution to NBT]