VIDEO: Arjuna Award winner Ajinkya Rahane’s special message for fans

Team India’s vice-captain in Tests and an important member across the formats, Ajinkya Rahane achieved the biggest honour of his relatively short career on Monday when the government of India awarded him with the Arjuna Award, one of the highest sporting honours of the country. ALSO READ: Ajinkya Rahane and 48 other cricketers who received Arjuna Award.

The award, which has previously been bestowed upon 48 other Indian cricketers, has been given to Rahane for his tremendous performance in the year 2015-16. His name was earlier nominated for the award by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on whose recommendation the Sports Ministry gave him the award.

An ecstatic Rahane took to his official Twitter handle on Tuesday and shared a special video message thanking his fans, the BCCI, Sports Ministry and the government of India for everything. Here’s what he had to say: