Honoured to be nominated for Khel Ratna: Rohit

New Delhi: India’s white ball vice-captain Rohit Sharma has expressed his gratitude towards on and all after BCCI nominated him for the country’s highest sporting honour — Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award — for his brilliant show during past few years.

‘ Extremely honoured and humbled to be nominated by the BCCI for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award which is the highest sporting honour in India. I am thankful to BCCI, my teammates, support staff, fans of the game and my family for sticking by,’ Rohit said in a video uploaded by the bcci.tv.

Rohit hit an unprecedented five hundreds in a single edition of the World Cup last year and had a great year.

Left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan, pacer Ishant Sharma and woman cricketer Deepti Sharma have been nominated for the Arjuna Award.