New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has nominated Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri for the Khel Ratna award. Chhetri is currently the third highest scoring player for the country in international cricket. In front of Chhetri are Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Chhetri overtook Messi in the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifying round. But Messi came in second again with his Copa America goals. Sunil Chhetri scored 74 goals for India. The All India Football Federation has also nominated Baladevi for the Arjuna Award.
PR Sreejesh from hockey and R Ashwin and Mithali Raju from cricket are the other players who have joined Sunil Chhetri for Khel Ratna. Malayalee goalkeeper PR Sreejesh has been recommended by Hockey India, Ashwin, Mithali and the BCCI.
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