Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was on Tuesday given with the country’s highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, by President of Republic of India Ram Nath Kovind.
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu was conjointly conferred with the Khel Ratna award during a scintillant ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Kohli and Anushka are payment plenty of your time within the capital and had recently announce a picture of themselves enjoying lunch at a building in South Old Delhi.
The world’s No.1 take a look at hitter as per the independent agency rankings, has been in colossal type within the past 3 years although he ignored of the highest award despite nominations in 2016 and 2017.The 29-year-old Kohli has 6147 runs in seventy one Tests with twenty three centuries and 9779 runs in 211 ODIs, as well as thirty five tons.
Kohli received the Arjuna award in 2013 and also the Padma Shri last year.
Expressing his utmost joy, the Indian skipper later tweeted speech communication, ‘God’s been kind’; he additionally aforesaid, “What AN absolute honor and a unforgettable day to receive the Padma Shri award from the President of Asian country.”
Virat Kohli has been inundated with appreciations when he received the celebrated award; Royale Challengers Bangalore tweeted, “The jewel of Asian country and also the pride of Indian cricket.”
The dignitaries conferred within the occasion were Vice – President Mahound Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sobha speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.