January 23, 2021

Ishant Sharma amongst 29 athletes beneficial for Arjuna Award – different sports activities

India pacer Ishant Sharma was on Tuesday named in a 29-strong record of athletes beneficial for this yr’s Arjuna award by the sports activities ministry’s choice committee.

Male recurve archer Atanu Das, girls’s hockey workforce participant Deepika Thakur, kabaddi participant Deepak Hooda and tennis participant Divij Sharan have additionally been beneficial for the award, an official supply instructed PTI after the choice committee’s assembly right here.

The 31-year-old Ishant has performed 97 Exams and 80 ODIs for India, grabbing over 400 worldwide wickets.

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It has additionally been learnt that Olympic bronze-winning wrestler Sakshi Malik and former world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu too have gotten the committee’s nod however the last determination has been left on sports activities minister Kiren Rijiju as each the ladies are former Khel Ratna awardees.

Whereas Sakshi gained the Khel Ratna in 2016 for her Olympic bronze within the Rio Olympics, Mirabai was conferred with the honour in 2018 together with India captain Virat Kohli for her world championship gold medal.