Just like last year, the Sports ministry opted for a single selection committee to pick the awardees among both athletes and coaches and it will be headed by Retired Supreme Court Justice, Mukundakam Sharma.
Sardar Singh feels the current team under Manpreet Singh has the potential to break the four-decade-old jinx in Tokyo Olympics next year.
Sardar Singh said that his conversation with Sachin Tendulkar helped him to bounce back and rejuvenated his confidence.
Sardar Singh played a key role in the recently-concluded Asian Games 2018 at Jakarta-Palembang, where India clinched a bronze medal.
With yet another high-scoring victory margin, India have taken their total goals scored in the tournament to a record 51 goals.