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MS Dhoni Nominated for Padma Bhushan Award

Published on September 20, 2017
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated for the country's third highest civilian award -- the Padma Bhushan -- for his contribution to the game by ICC

  • 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.
  • Dhoni is the only Indian captain with two World titles 2011 50-over World Cup and 2007 World T20
  • He has 16 international hundreds along with 100 international half-centuries.
  • As a wicketkeeper, Dhoni has held 584 catches across formats.

Padma Bhushan Award

  • It is the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India, preceded by the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan and followed by the Padma Shri. 
  • It was instituted on 2 January 1954

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