New Delhi: One of the Indian sports wrestling gems, who has gained popularity in the country, and also has bagged the Gold Medal in Commonwealth Games and in Asian Games 2018, the wrestler Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat will be awarded by the country's fourth highest civilian honor, Padma Shri.
Here, the Sports Ministry has recommended the Home Ministry to give Padma Shri honor to these players. Apart from this, the names of the players representing India in other sports by the Sports Ministry are also included in this list the names of footballers like Sunil Chhetri, Tehel Tennis player Achanta Sharat Kamal and Rajiv andhi Khel Ratna receiver shooter Jitu Rai.
Significantly, names of cricketers are mostly included for Padma Shri, who is honored for sports, but this time BCCI has not named any cricketer in this list. Apart from this, the Ministry of Sports has sent only five names to the Home Ministry for Padma Shri this time. Although this time BCCI has not listed any player's name for this award, according to the information, Dhoni has received Padma Bhushan while Padma shri was received by Virat Kohli and Mitali Raj in the last few years.