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BCCI nominates Rohit Sharma for Arjuna award

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 10:33 GMT, Apr 28, 2015 |
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Indian batsman Rohit Sharma on Monday expressed delight about the BCCI’s decision to recommend his name for the government’s prestigious Arjuna Award and said that he felt “honoured“.

BCCI took the decision to put forth Roihit’s name to the government for the Arjuna Award at its working committee meeting in Kolkata on Sunday.

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, his first one coming against Australia in 2013.

Rohit, who is leading Mumbai Indians at this year’s Indian Premier League cricket event, said though the team’s performance has not been good so far, the squad members are hoping to carry the momentum they got after having successfully defended a small total against Sun Risers Hyderabad two days ago.