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AIGF writes to PM, urges Bharat Ratna for Kohli

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On the occasion of Indian captain turning 30 on Monday, the All Gaming Federation (AIGF) wrote to urging the country's highest civilian honour for the

has performed exceptionally in the recent past, scoring over 18500 international runs in all three formats of the game, an average of above 50 runs in Tests and ODIs. The run machine had recently achieved the feat of becoming the fastest batsman to reach 10,000 runs in the 50 over format.

"is one of the most loved in the country and has captivated the hearts & minds of

billions with his scintillating performances over the past years. AIGF strongly believes that it is only befitting that his efforts in enhancing India's stature & image in the global sporting arena are adequately recognized by bestowing the honour of Bharat Ratna," the letter read.

"Honouring Kohli with India's highest civilian award will mean awarding talent, merit and hard work," it said.

Former is the only personality till date who has been bestowed the nation's highest civilian honour.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 16:18 IST
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