Rohit Sharma to receive Khel Ratna honors as fourth cricketer, three more players on list

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BanglaHunt Desk: He always lit up with the bat at 22 yards. Whenever the team needs it, Rohit Sharma leads the team with the bat. He scored five centuries in the 2019 ODI World Cup. Also Rohit Sharma's bat is still running in different parts of the world. On Tuesday, Rohit Sharma was nominated for the country's highest sports honor, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.

Along with co-captain Rohit Sharma, wrestler Vinesh Fogat, Paralympic gold medalist high jumper Mariappan Thangavelu and women's table tennis player Monica Batra have been nominated for the Khel Ratna award.

A 12-member committee of the Sports Ministry has sent the names of four people for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to the Center. Before Rohit Sharma, three more cricketers have received Khel Ratna honors. They are legendary Sachin Tendulkar, World Cup-winning India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and current India captain Virat Kohli. This time Rohit Sharma's name is going to come in the same row with them.

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