Disabled sportsperson Deepa Malik is still upset about not getting Khel Ratna
Inspirational player and Rio Paralympics silver medalist Deepa Malik is still a little upset over not being selected for Khel Ratna this year.
Deepa Malik feels that exception could have been made this year and more than one para athelete could have been given the Khel Ratna just like in 2016.
In 2016, the Khel Ratna was given to PV Sindhu, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, wrestler Sakshi Malik and shooter Jitu Rai.
Jitu Rai could not win a medal but was still awarded for his consistent performances at world events.
However, the government of India awarded Paralympic gold medalist, Devendra Jhajharia, and former India hockey captain Sardar Singh in 2017.
Deepa Malik was given the Padma Shri earlier this year and Arjuna Award in 2012.