India batsman Rohit Sharma, who on Saturday was nominated for the celebrated Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, expressed his gratitude for being shortlisted for the honour by the BCCI.
“I am extremely honoured and humbled to be nominated by the BCCI for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award which is the highest sporting honour in India. I am grateful to BCCI, to all my teammates, support staff, fans of the game and my family for sticking by me. Thank You very much,” Rohit stated in a video posted by the BCCI on Sunday.
— BCCI (@BCCI) May 31, 2020
The interval of consideration is between January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019. In this whereas, Rohit has had a stellar run, turning into the primary T20I cricketer to attain 4 centuries and maintain the report for essentially the most 150-plus scores in ODIs – 8. Besides, because the starting of 2017, Rohit has essentially the most variety of ODI centuries – 18. With 28 a whole lot, Rohit is ranked fourth within the all-time main ODI centurions.
Named the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year for 2019, Rohit turned the primary participant in historical past to attain 5 ODI centuries in a single version of the World Cup. He surpassed MS Dhoni to hit the utmost variety of sixes in worldwide matches on Indian soil. Later within the yr, being assigned the duty of opening the batting in Tests, Rohit turned the one participant to have twin centuries in his maiden look as a Test opener.