New Delhi, August 18
India pacer Ishant Sharma was on Tuesday named in a 29-strong record of athletes advisable for this 12 months’s Arjuna award by the Sports Ministry’s choice committee.
Men’s recurve archer Atanu Das, ladies’s hockey staff participant Deepika Thakur, kabaddi participant Deepak Hooda and tennis participant Divij Sharan have additionally been advisable for the award, an official supply advised PTI after the choice committee’s assembly right here.
The 31-year-old Ishant has performed 97 Tests 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 closing resolution has been left to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju as each the ladies are former Khel Ratna awardees.
While Sakshi gained 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. PTI