For a stunning performance in the last few years, Indian government presented the Arjuna award to the all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. The wily cricketer was ecstatic to receive the honor and extended his gratitude to the authorities. Moreover, the 30-year old player congratulated other recipients of the award as he vowed to keep making his country proud.
This honor which is being given for the preceding four-year period bestowed him with a bronze statue of Arjuna, a scroll, and a cash prize. However, the Saurashtra born missed the award ceremony as he is currently on national duty in West Indies. Started in 1961, Arjuna Awards are given by Indian Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to recognize the brilliant sporting achievements.
Jadeja, who feels inspired to get a recognition like Arjuna Award, sits close to a brilliant milestone of 1500 Test runs and 200 Test wickets. Should he do it in the ongoing Test against West Indies, Jadeja will become only one of the five players to have a combination of a batting average in excess of 30 and bowling average under it.