MS Dhoni Gets Padma Bhushan Award The Day He Won The World Cup For India 7 Years Ago

MS Dhoni marched towards the President Ram Nath Kovind to receive the Padma Bhushan Award

India’s former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni received the Padma Bhushan Award from President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapathi Bhawan, Delhi. Dhoni attended the ceremony wearing his Lieutenant Colonel uniform. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Home Minister Rajnath Singh were present at the ceremony too. Billiards player Pankaj Advani was among the sportspersons to received India’s third-highest civilian award.

Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Rawat was present at the ceremony too.

Check out the video of Dhoni receiving the Padma Bhushan award —

Advani receiving the Padma Bhushan Award –

Here’s the video of the ceremony –

April 2 is a special date for Dhoni as 7 years ago he won India their second World Cup after a long gap of 28 years in 2011. He finished the match with a six with 10 balls to go off Nuwan Kulasekara’s delivery at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Dhoni has led India to two World Cup titles (T20 and 50-over) and to the top of ICC Test rankings as well.

List of sportspersons who have received the Padma Bhushan Award

Dhyan Chand – 1959
Cottari Kankaiyah Nayudu – 1956
Vijaya Anand – 1958
Tenzing Norgay – 1959
Nawang Gombu – 1965
Sonam Gyatso – 1965
Mohan Singh Kohli – 1965
Ramanathan Krishnan – 1967
Mihir Sen – 1967
Vinoo Mankad – 1973
Sunil Gavaskar – 1980
Bhalindra Singh – 1983
Michael Ferreira – 1984
Lala Amarnath – 1991
D.B. Deodhar – 1991
Kapil Dev – 1991
Vishwanathan Anand – 2001
Chandu Borde – 2002
Vijaypat Singhania – 2006
Abhinav Bindra – 2009
Rahul Dravid – 2013
Mary Kom – 2013
Pullela Gopichand – 2014
Leander Paes – 2014
Satpal Singh – 2015
Sania Mirza – 2016
Saina Nehwal – 2016
Pankaj Advani – 2018
MS Dhoni – 2018

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