Virat and Ajinkya recommended for prestigious awards by BCCI
New Delhi: Test captain, Virat Kohli has been recommended for the nation's biggest sporting honour i.e Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) . Ajinkya Rahane is also nominated for the another honour i.e Arjuna Award.
- Kohli will be the third cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar (1997-98) and MS Dhoni (2007-08) to be given the prestigious award.
- India's new Mr. Consistent, Rahane has been India's best overseas batsman of recent times who qualified both innings in the fourth test against South Africa in Delhi, in 2015.
- The Khel Ratna carries a cash reward of Rs 7.5 lakhs along with a citation, while the Arjuna award consists of a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation.