India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, 28, was presented with the Arjuna Award on 31July. Union sports mnister Sarbananda Sonowal had conferred the award on Ashwin last year
Ashwin was not present during the award ceremony which was held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29 last. He was not present at the presentation ceremony as he was touring England as part of the India One-Day International team.
The offie, who has so far claimed 124 wickets in 25 Tests, 139 in 99 ODIs and 26 wickets in 25 T20 internationals, expressed his delight after receiving the prestigious award.