Mumbai, April 27:
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Monday said he is extremely happy and feels honoured after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recommended his name for the Arjuna award.
The BCCI Working Committee met in Kolkata on Sunday where they decided to recommend Rohit’s name for the prestigious award.
“It is something to be really happy about. I feel honoured that BCCI has recommended my name for Arjuna award. It feels great. Yesterday I got to know about it, really feels good,” Rohit said at a promotional event here.
The Mumbai boy made a world record for the highest individual One-Day International (ODI) score in an innings last year by blazing 264 against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
When he cracked a 126-ball 137 against Bangladesh in the World Cup last month, Rohit joined an elite club of cricketing legends — Englishman David Gower and West Indies’ Viv Richards — to become the third batsman to score two centuries at the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as an overseas player.
He first came into the limelight after some class batting acts in the Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2006 which prompted the selectors to pick him for the senior national team. (IANS)