Arjuna Award to Mohammed Shami: Mohammed Shami has been nominated for the Arjuna Award. Mohammed Shami received the award on Tuesday, January 9. The President of India, Draupadi Murmu, presented the Arjuna Award to cricketer Mohammed Shami. With this, Mohammed Shami has become the 58th cricketer in the country to be awarded this honor.
Before Kohli, the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, and Mohammad Shami had received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. The last time Shikhar Dhawan received this honor was in the year 2021. Since then, no cricketer has received this award. Mohammed Shami has now been awarded the Arjuna Award for his incredible sporting performance. Apart from Mohammed Shami, 25 sportspersons from different fields have been awarded the Arjuna Award today.
Great performance in the World Cup
This time, the Arjuna Award was given to the players who showed excellent performance in different sports. A total of 26 players received the award. Mohammed Shami is the only cricketer to have received the Arjuna Award. Mohammed Shami’s performance in the 2023 World Cup was excellent. Mohammed Shami could play seven matches in the World Cup. He has taken 24 wickets in seven matches.
Mohammed Shami was the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. The Indian team reached the final due to the great performance of Mohammed Shami. For this reason, the Sports Ministry had recommended Mohammed Shami’s name for the Arjuna Award.