#Khel Ratna Award

Malik took to social media to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi what more she could do to get it. (Photo credit: Twitter/@SakshiMalik)

  • Malik was felicitated with the prestigous Khel Ratna award in 2016
  • On Thursday she claimed that she got only assurances from the state government
  • Haryana's Home Minister Anil Vij,  rejected Malik's claim 

Rohit Sharma shared a video thanking his fans on Twitter. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ImRo45)

  • Sharma said the award wouldn't have been possible without his fans' support
  • He is the fourth cricketer to be felicitated with the prestigious  award
  • "I promise to bring much more laurels for the country," he said

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Players shouldn't get awards based on single performance, Sushil Kumar said. (Photo Credit/ANI)

  • Champion wrestler Sushil Kumar questions the way top awards are decided
  • Arjuna Awards has 29 nominations this year
  • Shooter Heena Sidhu had also expressed her surprise over 5 sports persons being nominated for the highest sports award , the Khel Ratna

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The 31-year-old Ishant has played 97 Tests. (Photo Credit: Facebook/@)

  • Ishant has played 80 ODIs for India, grabbing over 400 international wickets
  • Male recurve archer Atanu Das, women's hockey team player Deepika Thakur are also on the list 
  • The decision was taken by sports ministry's selection committee on Tuesday