Sunday, August 31, 2008

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Gets Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Team India Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the second Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to bag the prestigious Khel Ratna award. The Khel Ratna award is India’s highest sporting honor.

His father Mr. Paan Singh recieved this honour on the behalf of his son because Mahendra Singh Dhoni was busy in making another history in Sri Lanka.Because of his cool mind even in crunch situation he brought the 20-20 World cup in India, not only that he also beat Australia in Australia after long time and now his team beat Sri Lanka in his guidance in one day series.

The awardees:

Khel Ratna: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Cricket)

Arjuna: Chitra K Soman (Aletics), Anup Sridhar (Badminton), Johnson Varghese (Boxing), Harika Dronavalli (Chess), Arjun Atwal (Golf), Prabhjot Singh (Hockey), Tombi Devi (Judo), Bajranglal Takhar (Rowing), Avneet Kaur Sidhu (Shooting), Alka Tomar (Wrestling), Farman Basha (Power Lifting, Disabled category).

Dhyan Chand award: Hakam Singh (Athletics), Mukhbain Singh (Hockey), Gian Singh (Wrestling).

Dronacharya award: Sanjeeva Kumar Singh (Archery), Jagdish Singh (Boxing), G E Sridharan (Volleyball), Jagminder Singh (Wrestling).

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