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Among 19 Sportspersons Ravindra Jadeja nominated for Arjuna award

Ravindra Jadeja and Poonam Yadav are the only two cricketers among 19 sportspersons nominated for Arjuna Award.

Ravindra Jadeja has been nominated for the Arjuna Award by the awards selection committee on Saturday.

he all-rounder is among the 19 sportspersons who have been nominated for the prestigious award.

The BCCI had recommended Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami for the Arjuna Award in April. 

Ravindra Jadeja performed well with both bat and ball in the limited opportunities he got in World Cup 2019.

Jadeja has scored 2128 runs and has 178 wickets to his name in the 156 ODIs he played so far. In 42 T20Is, the all-rounder has 135 runs and 32 wickets. Jajeda also has been handy in the Test matches as he has made 1485 runs and taken 192 wickets in 41 matches.

Apart from Jadeja, Poonam Yadav is the other cricketer in the list of nominees.

Arjuna Award is an honour bestowed by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in order to recognize the achievement of athletes.

Bajrang Punia and Deepa Malik have been picked for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna by the committee.

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