The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recommended star Indian cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara's name for prestigious Arjuna award for his brilliant show during the last season.
Along with Pujara, the board also nominated Indian women's cricket team member Harmanpreet Kaur for the award.
"We have sent Cheteshwar and Harmanpreet's name for the Arjuna award. The names have been forwarded to the Ministry of Sports. Both have been exceptional performers during last season and were a unanimous choice from our end," PTI quoted a top BCCI office bearer.
Pujara has been the backbone of India's batting this season having scored 1316 runs, highest ever aggregate of runs by an Indian batsman in a single Test season.
29-year-old Pujara made his Test debut against Australia in 2010. He has played 48 tests and scored 3798 runs at an average of 51.32.