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Watch: Pawan Sehrawat and Ritu Negi receive Arjuna Award for their terrific run with Indian Kabaddi Team

Published at :January 9, 2024 at 5:45 PM
Modified at :January 13, 2024 at 11:36 AM
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In the program held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, a prominent personality was honored.

Although Pawan Sehrawat‘s team in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) may not be performing as well, there is good news personally for Pawan Sehrawat. Pawan Sehrawat has been honored with the Arjuna Award. During a program at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, Pawan Sehrawat and veteran of the Indian women’s kabaddi team, Ritu Negi, were honored with the Arjuna Award. Meanwhile, coach E. Bhaskaran was honored with the Dronacharya Award in the lifetime category. Pawan Sehrawat and Ritu Negi were selected for the Arjuna Award during the National Sports Awards 2023.

Watch Pawan Sehrawat receiving the Arjuna Award

Speaking of Pawan Sehrawat, he is the third-highest point scorer in PKL history. He has obtained 1073 raid points in 114 matches so far. This is the reason why he has received the highest bid for the past two seasons. He became the most expensive player in the previous season and once again became the most expensive player in PKL history this time. Pawan Sehrawat was bought by Telugu Titans for 2 crores, 60 lakhs, and 50 thousand during the auction of PKL 10.

Watch Ritu Negi receiving the Arjuna Award

Under Pawan Sehrawat and Ritu Negi’s captaincy, India won the gold medal

Pawan Sehrawat has proven himself not only in PKL but also in international kabaddi. Recently, under his captaincy in the Asian Games held in China, Team India defeated Iran and won the gold medal. During the Asian Games, Pawan Sehrawat displayed excellent leadership, and his performance in raiding was also impressive. This is why he was chosen for this prestigious award.

As for Ritu Negi, in her captaincy, the Indian women’s kabaddi team won the gold medal in the Asian Games held in China. Ritu Negi is the wife of PKL star Rohit Guliya and plays as a defender.

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