Gaurav Kalra, Network18 Group Editor (Sports) talks about Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli’s recommendation for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and how it can be a stepping stone for him to achieve even more greatness going forward. Kohli will become the third Indian cricketer after the legendary Sachin Tendulkar (1997) and the talismanic former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2007) once the sports ministry officially accepts the committee's recommendation. Kohli, the world's No.1 Test batsman as per the ICC rankings, has been in stupendous form for the past three years and missed out despite nominations in the years 2016 and 2017. The 29-year-old currently has 6147 runs in 71 Tests with 23 centuries and 9779 runs in 211 ODIs, including 35 tons.
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Cricketnext Staff | September 17, 2018, 8:45 PM IST