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Full list of Indian cricketers to be conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award

Published at :December 20, 2023 at 7:38 PM
Modified at :January 14, 2024 at 12:29 AM
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Mohammed Shami is the most recent Indian cricketer to receive the prestigious Arjuna Award.

The Arjuna Award is one of the biggest honors that is given to a sportsperson in India. It is also known as the Arjuna Awards for Outstanding Performance in Sports and Games. It is next best to the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. In 1961, a total of 20 individuals from different sports categories received this award from the government of India, of which seven were cricketers.

Salim Durani was the first Indian cricketer to receive this honor. So far, a total of 58 Indian cricketers have received the Arjuna Award, including 12 female cricketers. Veteran Indian pacer Mohammed Shami became the most recent cricketer to feature on this elite list for his immense contributions to the Indian men’s cricket team. Below is the list of all the cricketers that have received the Arjuna Award so far.

List of all Indian male cricketers to be conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award

1. 1961 Salim Durani

2. 1964 Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

3. 1965 Vijay Manjrekar

4. 1966 Chandu Borde

5. 1967 Ajit Wadekar

6. 1968 E. A. S. Prasanna

7. 1969 Bishan Singh Bedi

8. 1970 Dilip Sardesai

9. 1971 Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan

10. 1972 B. S. Chandrashekhar

11. 1972 Eknath Solkar

12. 1975 Sunil Gavaskar

13. 1977–1978 Gundappa Viswanath

14. 1979–1980 Kapil Dev

15. 1980–1981 Chetan Chauhan

16. 1980–1981 Syed Kirmani

17. 1981 Dilip Vengsarkar

18. 1982 Mohinder Amarnath

19. 1984 Ravi Shastri

20. 1986 Mohammad Azharuddin

21. 1989 Madan Lal

22. 1993 Kiran More

23. 1993 Manoj Prabhakar

24. 1994 Sachin Tendulkar

25. 1995 Anil Kumble

26. 1996 Javagal Srinath

27. 1997 Sourav Ganguly

28. 1997 Ajay Jadeja

29. 1998 Rahul Dravid

30. 1998 Nayan Mongia

31. 2000 Venkatesh Prasad

32. 2001 VVS Laxman

33. 2002 Virender Sehwag

34. 2003 Harbhajan Singh

35. 2009 Gautam Gambhir

36. 2011 Zaheer Khan

37. 2012 Yuvraj Singh

38. 2013 Virat Kohli

39. 2014 Ravichandran Ashwin

40. 2015 Rohit Sharma

41. 2016 Ajinkya Rahane

42. 2017 Cheteshwar Pujara

43. 2019 Ravindra Jadeja

44 2020 Ishant Sharma

45. 2021 Shikhar Dhawan

46. 2023 Mohammed Shami

List of all Indian female cricketers to be conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award

1. 1976 Shantha Rangaswamy

2. 1983 Diana Edulji

3. 1985 Shubhangi Kulkarni

4. 1986 Sandhya Agarwal

5. 2003 Mithali Raj

6. 2005 Anju Jain

7. 2006 Anjum Chopra

8. 2010 Jhulan Goswami

9. 2017 Harmanpreet Kaur

10. 2018 Smriti Mandhana

11. 2019 Poonam Yadav

12. 2020 Deepti Sharma

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