Virat Kohli to National Sports Award winners: Your excellence will inspire many cricket news

India’s ODI and Test captain, Virat Kohli on Sunday congratulated all the athletes and coaches who were honored with the National Sports Awards 2021. President of India Ram Nath Kovind presented the Sports and Adventure Awards 2021 (Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award-2021). , Dronacharya Award-2021, Arjuna Award-2021, Dhyan Chand Award-2021, National Khel Protsahan Puraskar-2021, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy-2021 and Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award-2020 at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday. Kohli, who was honored with the Khel Ratna Award in 2018, said the excellence of the awardees will inspire many to pursue their sports passion.

Kohli tweeted, “A great moment of pride and congratulations to the Khel Ratna, Arjun, Dronacharya and adventure award winners. Your excellence will inspire many to pursue their sporting passion.”

Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra, wrestler Ravi Kumar, para shooter Avani Lekhara, Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri and India’s women’s cricket legend Mithali Raj are among the 12 athletes who have received the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award.

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan, Tokyo 2020 Paralympic silver medalist Bhavna Patel, and para shuttler and Noida DM Suhas Yathiraj were among 35 athletes who received the coveted Arjuna Award.


Indian athletics coach TP Ouseph and former Indian women’s hockey captain Pritam Siwach are among the 10 coaches who received the Dronacharya Award.

A specially organized award ceremony is being held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.

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