Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday received Padma Bhushan, the country’s third highest civilian honor, with President Ram Nath Kovind. Dhoni reached the ceremony wearing military uniforms and got this prestigious honor.Significantly, the army has given honorary honor to Lt Colonel to Dhoni. In addition to Dhoni, billiards world champion Pankaj Advani also received Padma Bhushan. Bangalore’s Advani has so far won 18 World titles. In November last year, he won the title of IBSF World Snooker Championship.
It is a coincidence that Dhoni got Padma Bhushan on the same day as the day when he gave Team India victory in World Cup 2011. Team India defeated Sri Lanka in the finals on April 2, 2011, became World Cup Champion and came out of the winning sixth ball of Mahi. As soon as the name of Dhoni was announced to take the award at the ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan, he reached the pole and received this honor from the President.
It is noteworthy that Dhoni has made India the champion in the ICC’s three major championships in his captaincy. In the captaincy of Dhoni, the Indian team has won the T20 World Cup, Cricket World Cup and ICC Champions Trophy. Dhoni will be seen captaining Chennai SuperKing in the IPL-2011, which begins from April 7. Dhoni has made Chennai team twice as IPL champion in his captaincy.