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Kapil Dev Trends On Twitter After Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award Rechristened As Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award

Former Indian captain Kapil Dev started trending on Twitter after the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award was renamed to Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award

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Kapil Dev started trending on Twitter after the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award was renamed to Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. Fans on social media started demanding to rename the recently established Narendra Modi Stadium. Notably, In February 2020 the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad also known as Motera Stadium was renamed after PM Modi.

Meanwhile, on Friday Prime Minister Narendra Modi took Twitter to announce a very big change. He said that the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award will be renamed after Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. Notably, the Khel Ratna award is the highest sporting honor in India.

“I have been getting many requests from citizens across India to name the Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand. I thank them for their views. Respecting their sentiment, the Khel Ratna Award will hereby be called the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award! Jai Hind!” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

Legendary Dhyan Chand is arguably the best hockey player of all time. Also, his birthday is celebrated as National Sports Day. Notably, the legendary hockey players have also bagged three Olympic golds for India. Also, this move was announced just after team India won the medal in the  Olympics after the wait of 41 long years. Notably, India grabbed a bronze medal at Tokyo 2020 after defeating Germany.

Meanwhile, Kapil Dev is named amongst the greatest cricketer to represent India in International cricket. He was the first Indian captain to help India win the World Cup title in 1983 during the West Indies dominance era. However, still, there has been no big cricket stadium named after Kapil Dev.

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