Virat Kohli recommended for Khel Ratna: BCCI sources

WION Web Team
IndiaUpdated: Apr 26, 2018, 06:28 PM IST

Virat Kohli, The Indian Cricket team captain Photograph:(Zee News Network)

Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli was recommended for the highest sporting honour of the Republic of India, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, on Thursday. 

After being already honored with Arjuna and Padma Shri Award, Kohli might add another glory to his kitty.

According to a tweet by news agency ANI, the BCCI had put forward Kohli’s name for the country’s highest sporting honour, while former India captain Sunil Gavaskar’s name has also been recommended for the Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports.


Yesterday, the BCCI also recommended opener Shikhar Dhawan and Indian Women's national team player Smriti Mandhana for the prestigious Arjuna Award. 

In nine innings, Mandhana amassed 531 runs including five half-centuries, in the recent home series against England.

The 21-year-old played an important innings to help India reach the final of the ICC Women's World Cup in England last year.