Felt Proud to See MS Dhoni in His Army Uniform on this Occasion, Says Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Whether it is on the field or off it, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has developed a knack for stealing all the limelight.
The former India skipper, on Monday (April 2nd), was conferred with the prestigious Padma Bhushan award. And as expected, he stole the show once again.
The World-Cup winning skipper attended the ceremony dressed in an army uniform. He holds the rank of Honorary Lieutenant Colonel. The 36-year old was appointed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army by Army Chief General VK Singh in November 2011.
Coincidentally he received the honour on the same day when he guided India to its second ICC World Cup triumph exactly seven years ago. Along with Dhoni, billiards star Pankaj Advani also received the award.
The sporting heroes have been receiving congratulatory messages from all around, and cabinet minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad also joined the bandwagon.
He took to Twitter to post a snap from the ceremony and wished the duo. The politician also lavished praise on Dhoni for attending the ceremony in an Army uniform.
“Congratulations to the legendary Cricketer @msdhoni and international Billiards player @PankajAdvani247 on being awarded Padma Bhushan today in Rashtrapati Bhawan. Felt proud to see M.S. Dhoni in his army uniform on this occasion, accompanied by his wife Sakshi,” he tweeted.
Congratulations to the legendary Cricketer @msdhoni and international Billiards player @PankajAdvani247 on being awarded Padma Bhushan today in Rashtrapati Bhawan. Felt proud to see M.S. Dhoni in his army uniform on this occasion, accompanied by his wife Sakshi. pic.twitter.com/bLhWRfLAlm
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) April 2, 2018
Dhoni is the most decorated skipper in the history of Indian cricket. Till date, he is the only captain to have won all the three global ICC trophies – World T20I, World Cup and Champions Trophy.
He also holds the distinction of being the first player to win the ICC ODI Player of the Year award twice (2008, 2009). He had also led India to the number one rank in Test cricket for the first time.
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