MS Dhoni nominated for Padma Bhushan Award by BCCI
September 20, 2017
MS Dhoni has been nominated for the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday. With the nomination, former India captain Dhoni joins the elite club comprising of Cottari Nayudu, Vinoo Mankand, Sunil Gavaskar, Raja Bhalendra Singh, Dinkar Balwant Deodhar, Kapil Dev, Chandu Borde and Rahul Dravid.
A senior BCCI official confirmed that the cricket governing body of India has sent only MS Dhoni’s name for the Padma awards this year. The wicketkeeper-batsman has made immense contributions to Indian cricket and is the only captain to win all ICC trophies.
“Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated by the BCCI for the Padma Bhushan award. 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.