The Board of Control for Cricket in India has recommended cricketers Cheteshwar Pujara and Harmanpreet Kaur’s names for the Arjuna award this year. However, the BCCI has made no recommendations for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award this year, PTI reported.
“Both have been exceptional performers during last season and were unanimous choice from our end,” an unidentified official told PTI, adding that the names have been forwarded to the Sports Ministry.
Last season, Kaur became India’s best limited overs batswoman, besides playing an important role in India’s T20 series against Australia. Meanwhile, Pujara has scored 1,316 this season, making him the only Indian batsman to have the highest ever aggregate of runs in a single Test season.