Honoured to Have Been Recommended for Arjuna Award: Rohit Sharma 

The BCCI has recommended ace batsman Rohit Sharma for the prestigious Arjuna Award.

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India’s Rohit Sharma hits a six during their one day international tri-series cricket match against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2015.

Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma is delighted about the BCCI’s decision to recommend his name for the prestigious Arjuna Award. Rohit said that he felt “honoured”.

Khushi to bahut hai (I feel very happy). I am honoured that BCCI has recommended my name. It felt very good when I heard it yesterday,” Rohit said at a promotional event in Mumbai.

The BCCI took the decision to put forth Rohit’s name for the Arjuna Award yesterday at its working committee meeting in Kolkata.

Man of Two Double Tons

The 27-year-old Mumbaikar scored a brilliant 264 against Sri Lanka last season – the highest score by anyone in the world in ODI cricket, at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. He is the only batsman to have scored two ODI double hundreds.

New Momentum

Rohit, who is leading Mumbai Indians (MI) during this year’s Indian Premier League, defended his team saying that although it hadn’t performed very well thus far, the squad members are hoping to carry the momentum they got when defending a small total successfully against Sunrisers Hyderabad two days ago.

We could have batted better. Our bowlers won us the game though we were defending a small total. We are hoping to carry the momentum into our next game against Rajasthan Royals. We have quality in the team. We defended 157 which is not easy to do at the Wankhede Stadium. We are also the side which has scored 210. We have to continue the momentum.
– Rohit Sharma

Losing Hazelwood

Though MI has lost Australia’s Josh Hazlewood, who has pulled out of the tournament, as well as injured New Zealand all rounder Corey Anderson, Rohit claimed that there were others who now have the chance to step up to the plate and deliver.

“Losing Hazlewood before the tournament and Anderson after he played a few games for us were big blows as they were in good form coming into the IPL. But this has given a chance to Colin Munro (of New Zealand), who appears to be a very promising cricketer, and Mitchell McClenaghan (New Zealand). Let’s wait and watch,” said Rohit.

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