recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the nation’s biggest sporting honour, by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
His deputy, Ajinkya Rahane, is also in line for another honour, having been nominated for the Arjuna award.
“We have received the recommendations from the BCCI. Their names will be sent to the awards selection committee,” a sports ministry official said.
If Kohli is awarded the prestigious honour, he will become the third cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar (1997-98) and MS Dhoni (2007-08) to be bestowed with the honour.
The Khel Ratna carries a cash reward of Rs 7.5 lakh along with a citation, while the Arjuna award consists of a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh and a citation.
Image: Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli
Source by rediff