Hope I am lucky enough to get Arjuna this time: Yuvraj Singh
New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh, who has recovered from a rare germ cell cancer, feels "honoured" that the BCCI has again sent his nomination for the prestigious Arjuna award and is hoping that he will be more lucky this time.
"It`s an honour that BCCI has nominated my name for the Arjuna Award. This is the second time that my name has been nominated and I hope that I am lucky enough to get it," Yuvraj told mediapersons at the launch of the "YouWeCan" -- an initiative by Yuvraj Singh Foundation, to spread awareness about cancer detection.
The BCCI has decided to nominate Yuvraj for the award. Incidentally, the BCCI`s decision came after a miscommunication with the Sports Ministry regarding the last date for filing the nomination form.
The BCCI had alleged that they did not have an intimation about the nomination like earlier years, a claim which was strongly refuted by the Sports Ministry.
However a couple of days back, the Joint Secretary in the Sports Ministry Mukul Chatterjee called up at the BCCI office to inform about the date of nomination being extended till July 20.
Although Virat Kohli has been a standout performer last year, the BCCI has decided to nominate Yuvraj`s name since he is one of the seniormost cricketers who is yet to receive the award. His contemporaries like Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Gautam Gambhir have all received the award.