Indian Skipper Virat Kohli and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu have been recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Both the players have performed very well in their respective games and made India proud at the global level.
Virat kohli is one of best batsmen in the world in all the three formats.2018 is a great year for Kohli as he has scored 879 runs in the Test Match so far and is the highest run-scorer this year. In ODIs, he has scored 749 runs while in T20Is, Kohli has made 146 runs. Although Virat have performed well, India lost all two overseas series this year.
Currently he is not a part of the team for the ongoing Asia Cup 2018. Rohit Sharma is leading the team in his absence.
Along with Virat, Chanu is also recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. She bagged a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games 2018 earlier this year in Gold Coast, Australia. She decided not to take part in Asian Games 2018 due to a niggling back issue.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awared is given be Indian government who has shown spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports. The sportsperson who receives this award is awarded a medal, certificate and cash reward of Rs 7.5 Lakhs by the government