Mahendra Singh Dhoni, World Cup-winning India captain, Nominated by BCCI for Padma Bhushan

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Nominated by BCCI for Padma Bhushan

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated for the Padma Bhushan Award by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday. Mahendra Singh Dhoni commonly known as MS Dhoni, An attacking right-handed middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest finishers in limited-overs cricket. He is also regarded to be one of the best wicket-keepers in world cricket and is known to have very fast hands. Dhoni holds numerous captaincy records such as most wins by an Indian captain in Tests and ODIs. He led India to the 2007 World Twenty20 and 2011 World Cup triumphs.

A senior BCCI official confirmed that the Board has only sent one name for the Padma awards this year and it was a unanimous decision to nominate India’s most successful captain.

MS Dhoni has been nominated by the BCCI for the Padma Bhushan ad. There was no doubt among the members that Dhoni has impeccable credentials. Two World titles (2011 50-over World Cup and 2007 World T20), nearly 10,000 runs, 90 Test matches. There is no one better than him, who could have been nominated, a senior BCCI official told PTI.

Dhoni is already a recipient of the prestigious Arjuna, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and the Padma Shri award.

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If Dhoni is conferred with Padma Bhushan, he will become the 11th Indian cricketer to get the third highest civilian honour.

Some of the notable international cricketers, who have been the recipients of Padma Bhushan award are Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, Chandu Borde, Prof DB Deodhar, Col CK Nayudu, and Lala Amarnath.

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