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Harbhajan Singh: My Khel Ratna Nomination Was Withdrawn As I’m Ineligible

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On Saturday, veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh clarified the Punjab government’s decision to withdraw his nomination for this year’s Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award as he doesn’t fit in the criteria for country’s highest sporting honour.

“I have been flooded with calls as to why Punjab Govt withdrew my name from Khel Ratna nominations. The truth is I am not eligible for Khel Ratna which primarily considers the international performances in last three years,” the 40-year-old cricketer tweeted.

“The Punjab Govt is not at fault here as they have rightly withdrawn my name. Would urge my friends in media not to speculate.”

Harbhajan Singh, who has 417 Test and 269 ODI wickets is an Arjuna Awardee and was also conferred with Padma Shri. He last represented India in Test and ODIs in 2015.

In a recent interview with PTI, Harbhajan Singh revealed whether he’ll be retiring post the latest season of IPL or not. Read the story here.

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