MS Dhoni’s Padma Bhushan Award remind stars of 2011 Cricket World Cup win
MS Dhoni, the Indian cricket team’s 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup winning skipper, was conferred the Padma Bhushan Award - India’s third highest civilian award – by President Ram Nath Kovind in a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday.
Clad in his army uniform, Dhoni, who holds the position of Honorary Lieutenant Colone in the Territorial army, did the customary march to receive the award from Kovind as wife Sakshi looked on.
Of course Twitter loved Dhoni’s new avatar, and the fact that he received the honour on April 2 – the exact same date that he had led India to World Cup glory over Sri Lanka seven years ago.
From former teammates to fans to politicians, here are some of the best congratulatory messages Dhoni received.