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India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma has given his gratitude after he was nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The Indian ministry of youth affairs and sports had asked the nominations for the performances between January 1 and 31 December 2019. On the other, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, and Deepti Sharma have been nominated for the Arjuna Award by the Indian board.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has been in sublime form in the recent past and he has batted at the top of his game. The flamboyant batsman was the highest run-getter of the 2019 World Cup as he amassed 648 runs in nine matches at a staggering average of 81 and a strike rate of 98.33. The stylish Indian opener scored five centuries, which is the most for any batsman in a single edition of the World Cup.
Rohit Sharma has been the most consistent batsman in white ball version
Subsequently, Rohit was awarded the ICC ODI cricketer of the year 2019 award for his prolific performances throughout the year. The right-hander has been instrumental in the success of the Indian team and his records in the ODI format speaks for himself. Rohit has scored three double centuries in the ODI version, which is the most for any batsman.
On the other hand, Rohit is the solitary batsman to score four T20I centuries. The right-hander has made it his habit of scoring big scores and he can change gears in a jiffy.
In the video, posted by BCCI, Rohit said, “Extremely honored and humbled to be nominated by the BCCI for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, which is the highest sporting honor in India.
“I am grateful to BCCI and all my teammates, support staff and fans of the game, and my family for sticking by me. Thank you very much.”
Here is the video in which Rohit Sharma is giving his gratitude to all the well-wishers:
— BCCI (@BCCI) May 31, 2020