MS Dhoni added yet another gem to his crown in the wake of being met with the esteemed Padma Bhushan Award at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday. Circumstantially he got the respect from President Ram Nath Kovind around the same time when he guided India to its second ICC World Cup triumph precisely seven years back. Dhoni, who is the best Indian captain, is the only captain to win all the ICC trophies-ICC Cricket World Cup, World Twenty20 and the Champions Trophy. In Test cricket, he helped India accomplish numero uno status in 2009. Dhoni is also the 11th Indian cricketer to receive the Padma Bhushan after CK Nayudu (1956), MK Vizianagaram (1958), Vinoo Mankad (1973), Sunil Gavaskar (1980), Bhalindra Singh (1983) Prof DB Deodhar, Lala Amarnath, Kapil Dev (1991), Chandu Borde (2002) and Rahul Dravid (2013). Dhoni had earlier won the Padma Shri in 2009.
#PresidentKovind presents Padma Bhushan to Shri Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Sports. One of India's most successful cricket captains, @msdhoni is only Indian captain to win all three ICC limited-overs trophies pic.twitter.com/PKTM6LZs38— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 2, 2018
The march past, the salute, the holding of the certificate, everything done so beautifully. Congratulations Lt. Colonel MS Dhoni of 106 Para TA Batallion on the #PadmaBhushan ! pic.twitter.com/sIXRt2GUqj— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 3, 2018
Congratulations Lieutenant Colonel MS Dhoni on receiving the Padma Bhushan, 7 years to the date since we won the World Cup ! pic.twitter.com/xjgjrHr4Ng— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 2, 2018
Lt. Col. MS Dhoni with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after being conferred with Padma Bushan Award on Monday— Express Sports (@IExpressSports) April 3, 2018
CAPTION THIS! pic.twitter.com/e4nEqS4EbO