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Dhoni to be conferred Khel Ratna
Monday, 04 August , 2008, 17:05
Last Updated: Monday, 04 August , 2008, 17:49
 
New Delhi: India's One-day and Twenty20 captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was Monday chosen for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, country's highest honour for a sportsperson.   An expert committee, chaired by Milkha Singh, Monday met here to discuss the nominees and they decided to confer the award on Dhoni for leading India to the Twenty20 World Cup triumph - making him only the second cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to get the honour. Sources in the Sports Ministry, however, informed that an official announcement would follow only after August 20. Meanwhile, BCCI Chief Administrative Officer Ratnakar Shetty hailed the decision. "On two occasions, we felt let down when Rahul Dravid didn't get Khel Ratna and Yuvraj (Singh) was denied Arjuna. Dravid was in good form, we had won 16 ODIs on the trot and the team was on a high - still he did not get the award.'' "Yuvraj too was unlucky not to get Arjuna after two years of consistent performance. We are happy Dhoni got it," he told Times Now channel.
 
Shetty said what impressed him most about Dhoni was the way he conducted himself. "What I like most about Mahi, apart from his cricket, is the way he leads. He is a cool customer and never gets agitated. I'm also impressed by his clarity of thought. He speaks his mind even if it may not be seen in the right sense," he added.
source: sify
 
So what do u guys think about this award? I feel its so soon for Dhoni to get the countries highest honour a sportman can get so early in his carrier...he have a lot to achive....!


Edited by meli - 04 August 2008 at 3:01pm

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I know...I don't think Dhoni should have got Khel Ratna...as a captain he might be good...but as a player...he's not a great player or any thing honestly...I think Vishwanathan Anand or Baichung Bhutia should have got the Khel Ratna...maybe Dhoni should have got later after proving himself as a good player and a better captain..!
 
Btw, thx for posting the article, meli. Big smile


Edited by Leo - 05 August 2008 at 9:40am
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doesnt deserve it
he cant even play test cricket right
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Congrats to DhoniClap but I also feel that it's far too early for him in his career to be receiving such an honour.
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Originally posted by meli

Dhoni to be conferred Khel Ratna

Monday, 04 August , 2008, 17:05
Last Updated: Monday, 04 August , 2008, 17:49
 

New Delhi: India's One-day and Twenty20 captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was Monday chosen for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, country's highest honour for a sportsperson.

 

An expert committee, chaired by Milkha Singh, Monday met here to discuss the nominees and they decided to confer the award on Dhoni for leading India to the Twenty20 World Cup triumph - making him only the second cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to get the honour.

Sources in the Sports Ministry, however, informed that an official announcement would follow only after August 20.

Meanwhile, BCCI Chief Administrative Officer Ratnakar Shetty hailed the decision. "On two occasions, we felt let down when Rahul Dravid didn't get Khel Ratna and Yuvraj (Singh) was denied Arjuna. Dravid was in good form, we had won 16 ODIs on the trot and the team was on a high - still he did not get the award.''

"Yuvraj too was unlucky not to get Arjuna after two years of consistent performance. We are happy Dhoni got it," he told Times Now channel.

 
Shetty said what impressed him most about Dhoni was the way he conducted himself. "What I like most about Mahi, apart from his cricket, is the way he leads. He is a cool customer and never gets agitated. I'm also impressed by his clarity of thought. He speaks his mind even if it may not be seen in the right sense," he added.
source: sify
 
So what do u guys think about this award? I feel its so soon for Dhoni to get the countries highest honour a sportman can get so early in his carrier...he have a lot to achive....!


Amazing ...
he is a very Gud player...
He could deserve one ...

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