New Delhi, Aug 30: Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja has thanked government after receiving the prestigious Arjuna Award and said he would always try to put his best foot forward on the cricket field and try to win matches for Team India.
“First of all, I would like to thank the government of India for giving me the Arjuna Award. I would also like to congratulate the other winners as they all have done well in their respective fields,” Jadeja said in a video posted by BCCI on Twitter on Thursday.
“I will always try to be at my best when I play for India and make my team and the country proud. Whenever I play for India, I will try my best to help them win matches,” he added.
Another Indian women cricketer Poonam Yadav, who is India’s leading wicket-taker in T20Is and is ranked No 2 by the ICC also received the Arjuna Award.
While Jadeja, currently on tour in the Caribbean, was not there to receive the award in person, Poonam received the award from President on Thursday.
Jadeja and Poonam were among four cricketers, including Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah recommended for the award by the BCCI in April. They were the only cricketers among the pool of 19 athletes to receive the award this year. (UNI)