The birthday of great hockey player Major Dhyanchand is celebrated as National Sports Day on 29 August. On this day, the President is awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award and Major Dhyanchand Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding performance in the field of sports.
This year, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, His Excellency Ramnath Kovind honored 32 sports personalities. Ravindra Jadeja was given the Arjuna Award from the Indian cricket team, although being on the West Indies tour, he himself could not get the award. But Jaddu did not forget to thank the Government of India.
Actually, a video has been shared on the official Twitter account of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, BCCI, in which Ravindra Jadeja is seen thanking the Government of India after receiving the Arjuna Award. At the same time, he has also congratulated all the sports personalities who have received the honor on the occasion of National Sports Day.
Ravindra Jadeja has also said in this video that getting the Arjuna Award is like a responsibility. I will try to perform consistently well for the Indian team and will contribute significantly to India’s victory. Let me tell you that Ravindra Jadeja had almost won India in the semi-finals of the World Cup 2019, but he was out, which he will still be Malay today.
30-year-old Ravindra Jadeja has played 156 ODIs, 42 Tests and 42 T20 Internationals for India. Jadeja has about 4 thousand runs in all three formats of cricket. Being a bowling all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja also holds the record for taking more than 400 wickets in Test, ODI, and T20 cricket.