Mithali Raj to be honoured by Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award, Shikhar Dhawan to receive Arjuna Award

Mithali Raj, the standout batter for the Indian women’s cricket team, will receive the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award. In June of this year, she was one of the players recommended by the BCCI. One of the most important cogs in Team India’s wheel has been the batter. Mithali Raj is the first female cricketer in history to have played for 22 years. She has established a name synonymous with women’s cricket in India over time as a result of her significant contributions to the sport. She made her debut for India in 1999 and has been one of the country’s torchbearers of women’s cricket ever since.

Her presence on the pitch is known for providing the squad with a sense of calm and serenity in the face of a crisis. Women’s cricket in India has come a long way, and Mithali Raj is one of the people who has been at the forefront of that advancement. Millions of girls around the country have been inspired by her success and flair to take up the sport and flourish in it despite all obstacles. India’s highest athletic honour is the Khel Ratna. The prize was given to Rohit Sharma, Manika Batra, Vinesh Phogat, Rani Rampal, and Mariyappan Phangavelue last year.

The BCCI nominated Ravi Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, and Milthali Raj for the prestigious honour in June of this year. While Mithali is expected to get the Khel Ratna award, Shikhar Dhawan will be honoured with the Arjuna award for his achievements in the sport. The southpaw has been one of team India’s most reliable connectors. In white-ball cricket, he has been crucial in helping the team get off to a good start. Dhawan has scored a lot of runs for his country while opening the innings.

“After a lengthy deliberation, it was decided to submit Ashwin’s name, as well as the names of the women’s Test and ODI captains, for the Khel Ratna. We’re nominating Dhawan for Arjuna again, and we’ll also suggest the names of Rahul and Bumrah,” a source stated.