January 27, 2021

Ishant Sharma amongst 29 really useful for Arjuna Award

India pacer Ishant Sharma was on Tuesday named in a 29-strong listing of athletes really useful 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, cricketer Deepak Hooda and tennis participant Divij Sharan have additionally been really useful for the award, an official supply instructed 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.

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 ultimate determination has been left on sports activities minister Kiren Rijiju as each the ladies are former Khel Ratna awardees.

Whereas Sakshi received 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.