Will MS Dhoni Get Padma Bhushan Award?
Mr.cool captain of India, MS Dhoni has nominated for the Padma Bhushan Award by BCCI(Board of control of Cricket In India). Dhoni is already a recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, and Arjuna awards. Dhoni will become the 11th Indian cricketer to get the third highest civilian honor if Dhoni is granted with Padma Bhushan. With the nomination, former India captain Dhoni joins the elite club comprising of Cottari Nayudu, Vinoo Mankad, Sunil Gavaskar, Raja Bhalendra Singh, Dinkar Balwant Deodhar, Kapil Dev, Chandu Borde and Rahul Dravid.
Dhoni has been in tremendous form with the bat after stepping down from the post of captaincy. The right-handed batsman, who had retired from the Test cricket in 2015, has played 14 ODI innings ever since passing on the responsibility to Virar Kohli and has scored 627 runs at an average of 89.57 and strike rate of 85.65.
Dhoni’s Track Record:
302 ODIs: 9,737 Runs; 90 Tests: 4,876 Runs; 78 T20s: 1212 Runs
16 Centuries (6 in Tests, 10 in ODIs)
584 Catches (256 in Tests, 285 in ODIs, 43 in T20s)