Rohit Sharma is awarded by Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna and Ishant Sharma, Deepti Sharma are the cricketers who are being awarded by Arjuna Award.
This year the highest sports award of the country “Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna” is conferred to Rohit Sharma top-order Indian batsman joined the elite distinction of becoming only the 4th cricketer in the history of the game to get this prestigious honour. He joined the club having the names like Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli. Only the 4 cricketers are being Awarded as “Khel Ratna”. Rohit is being awarded by this honour due to his sheer brilliance and mind-boggling performances in his career the Mumbai batsman has 3 double hundreds in ODI, 4 Hundred in T20I and 5 Hundred in a single edition of the World Cup 2019.
Now moving to Arjuna Awards here the awardees are Deepti Sharma spinning all-rounder Indian women’s’ cricket team and Ishant Sharma pacer Indian men’s’ team.
Deepti Sharma is the most consistent match-winning name in women’s’ cricket throughout the world her performances in tournaments like World cup is just exceptional. She single-handedly won matches in the recent T20I world cup in Australia with ball and bat as well. She is one of the most bankable players in the team in the last 2 3 years and the performances came in crunch situations and in non-assisting tracks like Australia, West Indies etc. Her top performance conferred her second-highest sports award of the country.
Ishant Sharma now in last few years not only grown in experience but also speaks through his performances. He’s the leader of Indian pace attack played 97 test matches second-most by Indian fast bowler after great Kapil Dev, itself speak volumes about his importance in Indian Lineup. His consistent run of performances earned him Arjuna Award.