India’s Test vice-captain, Ajinkya Rahane, will become the 49th Indian cricketer to be awarded with Arjuna Award, the most prestigious award for a sportsman in India. This awarded will be given to Ajinkya Rahane for his dedicated efforts and excellence in the last 4 years.
Rahane has been an absolute rock in the middle-order for India in Test cricket. Irrespective of the conditions and bowling attacks, Rahane has scored runs everywhere he has traveled with Team India to play cricket.
Ajinkya Rahane posted a video on his twitter handle and thanked his fans, supporters and the sports ministry for giving him this recognition, as he said, ” I would like to thank BCCI, all my fans, the sports ministry for this award. It means a lot to me. I’m sure this award will motivate and inspire me to do well.”
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 22, 2016
Virats Kohli’s first coach, Rajkumar Sharma will also receive the Dronacharya award for his services to cricket. He played nine first-class games and three List A matches between 1986 and 1989.