Printed on: Jun 30, 2021
The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has determined to ship the identify of ladies’s cricket legend Mithali Raj for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Aside from Mithali, the BCCI may even ship within the identify of males’s workforce off-spinner R Ashwin for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
Additional, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah and Shikhar Dhawan’s identify can be really useful for the Arjuna Award. Talking to ANI, sources confirmed, “We had an in depth dialogue and it was determined to ship within the names of Ashwin and ladies’s Check and ODI skipper Mithali’s identify for the Khel Ratna. We’re recommending Dhawan once more for the Arjuna whereas we may even counsel the names of Rahul and Bumrah.”
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports activities has prolonged the final date of submission of application for the upcoming Nationwide Sports activities Awards 2021. June 21 was the sooner final date for submission.
Mithali was lately within the information for finishing 22 years of enjoying worldwide cricket – probably the most by any feminine cricketer on this planet. Raj is the primary feminine cricketer and second total after legendary Sachin Tendulkar to have accomplished 22 years in worldwide cricket.
Mithali had made her worldwide debut on 26 June 1999. Thus, she accomplished 22 years in worldwide cricket when she took the field throughout Indian girls’s match in opposition to England on Sunday. Solely Tendulkar (22 years 91 days) has an extended profession than Mithali in worldwide cricket.
Mithali celebrated the event by scoring 72 within the first ODI in Bristol though India went on to lose the match by eight wickets. The 38-year-old is the main run-scorer in girls’s ODI cricket. In 215 ODIs, she has amassed 7170 runs at a mean of 51.21 with seven tons of and 56 fifties
–By A Cricket Correspondent