Ishant, 31, made his international debut in both Tests and ODIs in 2007 and played his first T20I the following year.
National Sports Awards: Ultimate dream is to qualify for FIFA World Cup, says Arjuna Awardee Sandesh Jhingan
India central defender Sandesh Jhingan became the 27th footballer to receive the Arjuna Award.
This year, the sports ministry's selection committee recommended five athletes, including star cricketer Rohit Sharma, wrestler Vinesh Phogat among others for the Khel Ratna, while selecting 27 for the Arjuna awards.
What does an archetypical Indian athlete represent in modern India? What explains the sense of entitlement of some of our elite sportspersons and their deafening silence on issues of society and misgovernance? As another National Sports Day passes by, it is worth remembering that at its core, sport stands for courage, conviction, and fairness.
Striker Chhetri, who received the Arjuna in 2011 and the Padma Shri in 2019, expressed his delight and termed Jhingan as a "great role model".
'Will bring an Olympic gold next year, Khel Ratna will follow,' says boxer Vikas Krishan after missing out on top honour for second time
When I will return with Olympic gold, the committee will have to acknowledge my performance and recommend me for a Khel Ratna," Vikas, only the second Indian boxer to qualify for three Olympics, said.
The 31-year-old Ishant Sharma said more than him, his family, especially his wife Pratima Singh, is proud of his achievement.
National Sports Awards 2020: Dutee Chand says Arjuna nomination will motivate her to breach Olympic qualification mark
Dutee featured in the Rio Olympics by breaching the qualifying standard of 11.32 seconds but this time the mark is 11.15 seconds.
National Sports Awards 2020: Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy elated after Arjuna comes as 'silver lining' during pandemic
The awards ceremony will be held virtually on 29 August, the National Sports Day, instead of the Rashtrapati Bhavan this year due to the pandemic.
National Sports Awards 2020: Unprecedented eight para-sports personalities to receive Khel Ratna, Arjuna award
An unprecedented eight para-sports personalities will receive the National Sports Awards, including the Khel Ratna to Paralympics gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu, virtually on 29 August.
National Sports Awards 2020: Prize money for all award categories to be increased substantially, say reports
Currently, the Khel Ratna comes with a cash prize of Rs 7.5 lakh, while the Arjuna Award winners get Rs 5 lakh,
National Sports Awards 2020: From Rani Rampal to Mariyappan Thangavelu, know your Khel Ratna nominees
Controversies aside, the annual national sports awards are a celebration of athletes' hard work and success. Here's a quick look at the five recommendations for the Khel Ratna honour.
National Sports Awards 2020: 'Kept believing mera time aayega,' says luge legend Shiva Keshavan on belated Arjuna recommendation
'I kept believing, mera time ayega (my time will come), and maybe it is finally here. Everything in life happens at the best time,' India's luge exponent Shiva Keshavan said.
National Sports Awards 2020: Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among five athletes to receive Khel Ratna; 29 finalised for Arjuna Award
This is the first time in the history of awards that five athletes have been recommended for the Khel Ratna, with the final decision resting on sports minister Kiren Rijiju
The National Sports Awards include the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award and the Dhyan Chand Award, which are conferred every year by the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 29 August.
The National Sports Awards include the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the Arjuna award, Dronacharya award and the Dhyan Chand award
The National Sports Awards include the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyanchand honours, conferred every year by the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 29 August.
Sanjita Chanu to finally get Arjuna award after International Weightlifting Federation drops doping charges
A Sports Ministry source confirmed that Chanu will be conferred with the Arjuna award as per a 2018 Delhi High Court order, which directed the selection committee to consider her and keep the decision in a sealed cover to be disclosed only if she was absolved of the doping charges.
It has emerged now that Prannoy was recommended by Gopichand on 3 June in his capacity as a Khel Ratna Award recipient.
Same crime, different punishment: BAI's disparate appraisal of Srikanth Kidambi, HS Prannoy for top sports awards
Frankly speaking, there is a lot of merit in Prannoy’s rant against the BAI. He should, by rights, have been nominated for the Arjuna Award in 2018 or 2019. His misfortune lies in the fact that Sameer Verma’s claim this year appears a mite stronger, and the ageing Thiruvananthapuram player may just have missed the boat in the stakes of having the coveted statuette adorn his mantelpiece.