Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has nominated middle-order batsman Virat Kohli for the Arjuna Award for 2012.
Kohli, who is currently leading Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL 6, was a prolific batsman for the Indian cricket team in every format of the game.
Legendary opener Sunil Gavaskar, who was the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in Test, has been nominated for Dhyanchand Award for his lifetime achievement in cricket.
None of India's top international cricketers was nominated for the prestigious Arjuna Award for their performance during the last season, apparently due to a major communication gap between the sports ministry and the BCCI.
BCCI did not send any names despite the fact that in 2011 the senior cricket team won the World Cup and Virat Kohli was one of the top run-getters in ODI cricket.