The government of India bestowed, India Men’s team captain “Virat Kohli” with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for his spectacular and outstanding performance in the field. President Ram Nath Kovind confers the award at National Sports and Adventure Award 2018 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Virat Kohli is the third Indian cricketer to be awarded the highest sporting honour in India. Smriti Mandhana is the tenth woman cricketer to win the Arjuna Award.
Virat Kohli Honoured With Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards
Virat Kohli stuns the nation with some of the unbelievable performances, consecutively which makes him one of the richest players around the world in the Forbes richest player count. Kohli recently finished with 593 runs in five tests during recent England tour. Kohli already broke the records of top five all-time centurions with his overall tally of 58 hundred’s in all formats. The maestro ranks number one on both ODIs and test list as per ICC. The 29 -year old has smashed all the records and has so many achievements in his bag of fame. From ICC ODI player of the year 2012 and 2017 to Padma Shri 2017. With so many remarkable honours under his leadership, the Indian cricket team will achieve a top rank in all three formats.
Indian cricketers with this award
Two other recipients of Rajiv Khel Ratna award are Sachin Tendulkar (1997) and MS Dhoni (2007) for their par excellence in the field for four years. These cricketers have much more experience than Virat Kohli but his performance sways him as the most highly rising star. He recently got into the wedlock with the Bollywood star Anushka Sharma who seems to be a spot in supporting his hubby.
Virat Kohli was accompanied by his two-lady charm, his wife Anushka Sharma and his mother, Saroj Kohli. The two cheered Virat Kohli as he receives, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. His lady Anushka Sharma is a great inspiration for him in achieving great heights. She accompanies him in each of his achievements in spite of her busy schedule.
Moreover, Virat Kohli is breaking the records and making India proud through his spectacular performance. India has high hopes from this deserving cricketer who is a good strategist, incredible batsman and an endearing human. In all the avenues of his life we wish him lots of success and glories. We’re waiting for many more trophies by the magic of his cricket spirit and captaincy skills.