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Virat Kohli nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

 2016-05-03 07:19:06.0

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: Virat Kohli of India gestures to Australian fans after India took the wicket of Glenn Maxwell of Australia during the International Twenty20 match between Australia and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 29, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor - CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images) Tahlka news Bureau, New Delhi: Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli's name has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by the BCCI. Kohli' teammate Ajinkya Rahane has been nominated for the Arjuna Award . 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. Kohli, who is currently leading the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League . The batsman from Delhi has a special knack of producing his best with the bat while chasing targets in limited-overs cricket, with most of his centuries coming batting second and for winning cause.

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