Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna: The Football Federation has recommended the name of Sunil Chhetri


Sunil Chhetri / File Image

New Delhi: Indian captain Sunil Chhetri has been nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna by the Indian Football Federation. Chhetri’s excellence helped India qualify for the Asia Cup qualifiers. Chhetri is second only to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the list of current scorers.

The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is the highest award in the field of sports. The Football Federation has also nominated Baladevi for the Arjuna Award.

In the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Sunil Chhetri surpassed Lionel Messi in international scoring. However, Messi set the record at the Copa America.

Hockey India has nominated Malayalee goalkeeper and former India captain PR Sreejesh for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.