Ishant Sharma among 29 recommended for Arjuna Award | More sports News
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NEW DELHI: India pacer Ishant Sharma used to be on Tuesday named in a 29-strong record of athletes really useful for this 12 months’s Arjuna award by means of the sports activities ministry’s variety committee.
Male recurve archer Atanu Das, ladies’s hockey group participant Deepika Thakur, kabaddi participant Deepak Hooda and tennis participant Divij Sharan have additionally been really useful for the award, an respectable supply informed PTI after the choice committee’s assembly right here.
The 31-year-old Ishant has performed 97 Exams and 80 ODIs for India, grabbing over 400 world wickets.
It has additionally been learnt that Olympic bronze-winning wrestler Sakshi Malik and previous global champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu too have were given the committee’s nod however the ultimate determination has been left on sports activities minister Kiren Rijiju as each the ladies are former Khel Ratna awardees.
Whilst Sakshi gained the Khel Ratna in 2016 for her Olympic bronze within the Rio Olympics, Mirabai used to be conferred with the glory in 2018 together with India captain Virat Kohli for her global championship gold medal.