Sporting life is full of ups and downs. You win a match and you are the hero. Next match, things don’t go as the plan and you are the villain. In a country like India, when you are holding a cricket bat, things are down to the wire. Every performance is like a test for your spot. When a player rests and hangs the boots, everything comes by. The victories are joyful, and the dressing rooms are always missed.
Out of all the recollections, awards live as the memories of the high notes. They remind you of the glories and the sweat. Awards are special when the nation comes and hands it to you. Recently, The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced its nomination of Rajiv Khel Ratna Award 2020 and Arjuna Awards. Rohit Sharma has been named for the premium Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna whereas Ishant Sharma from men’s cricket and Deepti Sharma from women’s side are nominated. Alongside them. Shikhar Dhawan makes it to the list too.
Deepti Sharma has been considered into the list as she has proved herself as India’s go-to all-rounder. Her success comes on the shoulders of various records she has with her name. She has the highest individual ODI score by an Indian player. Moreover, her bowling is not behind. She has the feat of being India’s only spinner to take 6 wickets in the ODI game. In media reports, Sourav Ganguly said that Ishant Sharma is one of the most senior pacers of the test squad and his contribution has been essential for the growth of India’s success.
Though pacers are prone to injuries, Ishant has fought well. He further added that “Shikhar has been consistently scoring at the top and his performances in the ICC events have been significant. Deepti is a genuine all-rounder and her contribution to the team has been vital”. BCCI secretary had comments from his side too.
He said that there was no bigger honor than representing one’s country and being nominated for national awards. This is recognition for one’s hard work. He says that “Ishant Sharma has been a warhorse while Shikhar Dhawan lifts the team’s morale with his fearless approach. Deepti Sharma has contributed a lot in the Indian team’s consistent showing in the big-ticket events.”
With more names like Deepti surfacing up, there are chances that Indian cricket will get more ambassadors. Deepti will inspire many young girls to take up the game and resist the challenges to sail through the sky.