In the 96 Test matches that he played, Pujara has scored 6792 runs including 18 centuries and 33 fifties.
After being presented the Arjuna Award, Indian batter Shikhar Dhawan took to social media to thank everyone who supported him in his journey, including his family, friends, and the national cricket board (BCCI).
Chhetri has played 118 international matches, scoring 74 goals, both Indian records. Bala Devi, meanwhile, became the first Indian woman footballer to play for a top-flight league in Europe (Scotland).
Seasoned wrestlers Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia have been nominated for the Arjuna Award.
Simranjit (60kg) is a 2018 world championships bronze winner and is among the four Indian women boxers who have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, starting next month.
Ishant is currently in the UAE with his Delhi Capitals teammates for of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) slated to start from September 19.
Jhingan said to make the world's biggest tournament, the Indian team will need to regularly feature in the AFC Asian Cup, break into the top 100 and then aim for the top 50 in the FIFA rankings.
Indian Paraswimmer Suyash Jadhav, who will receive prestigious Arjuna Award.
Rijiju made this announcement on the occasion of the 115th birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand, which is also celebrated as National Sports Day.
Indian rower Dattu Bhokanal who will receive prestigious Arjuna Award expressed his joy by saying that it is a proud moment for him and he is delighted. "I feel very proud.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, who is set to be conferred with the Arjuna Award on Saturday, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Akashdeep has been part of several crucial victories in the last four years such as Olympic Qualifiers 2019 wins over Russia, clinching the bronze medal at the Asian Games 2018 and winning the FIH Men's Series Finals 2019.
Sandesh Jhingan is the 27th footballer to be conferred with the Arjuna Award.
Ishant was part of a 27-athlete list for 2020 Arjuna award which also included another cricketer, Deepti Sharma
The 24-year-old Dutee, silver medallist in both 100m and 200m in the 2018 Asian Games, was on Friday selected for the honour along with 26 others.
While his limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, his Delhi teammate Ishant Sharma will get the Arjuna award along with Indian women's cricket team all-rounder Deepti Sharma.
Ace sprinter Dutee Chand will receive coveted Arjuna Award on August 29 at the National Sports Awards ceremony.
As part of the explanation, the Sports Ministry said that since Sakshi was earlier conferred with India's highest sporting honour, Khel Ratna Award in 2016, she will not be awarded the Arjuna Award.
The Ministry decided against bestowing the Arjuna on Sakshi and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu as the two have already been conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
Front-runners to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, Chirag and Satwik were on Friday confirmed for the award by the sports ministry after being recommended by the selection committee, headed by Justice (Retd.) Mukundakam Sharma.