The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has recommended pace spearhead Zaheer Khan for the prestigious sports award - the Arjuna
award for his excellent performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup - 2011.
The pacer, who took
21 wickets to finish the quadrennial extravaganza as the joint highest
wicket-taker with Shahid Afridi of Pakistan, has been in terrific form
over the past one year.
If Zaheer wins the award, he will join the likes of
Salim Durani, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Vijay Manjrekar and team-mates Virender
Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh and Sachin Tendulkar among others.
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