The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) has nominated the Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award for his service to the nation.
The former Indian captain and cricketer have been recommended as the nation’s third highest civilian award by the national governing body for cricket in India.
C.K. Khanna, BCCI Acting President said in a statement, “Yes, it’s confirmed, we have recommended Dhoni’s name for the Padma Bhushan”.
The right-handed middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper have made his international debut in the year 2004.
Adding further to this he said, “Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated by the BCCI for the Padma Bhushan award. It was a unanimous decision by the members. He has been one of the greatest names in contemporary cricket and the most appropriate choice of the Indian cricket board”.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has led the Indian team and won two World Cup titles which include the World Twenty20 in the year 2007 and the 50-over World Cup in the year 2011.
It was discovered that the former Indian caption has scored 4,876 runs in 90 Test matches which include six centuries and 33 half-centuries.
However, previously, noted cricketers who have received the prestigious award include Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid, Lala Amarnath, Dinkar Balwant Deodhar, Cottari Nayudu, Chandu Borde.