BCCI nominated MS Dhoni for Padma Bhushan
BCCI has recommended the name of former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for Padma Bhushan, one of the highest honors. Dhoni’s name was recommended for Padma Bhushan this year for services provided to cricket, a BCCI official said. Speaking on this occasion, he said, “Dhoni’s leadership has been a great success. In his captaincy, India won in 2011 World Cup, and won T20 World Cup in 2007. He has scored over 10,000 runs in international cricket. 90 Test matches. It is a good idea to recommend his name for Padma Bhushan, “he said.
Dhoni already awarded with Arjuna, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Padma Shri awards. If Dhoni is also a Padma Bhushan, he will become the 11th Cricketer to achieve the feat. Previously Sachin, Kapil, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, Chandu Borde, Debbie Deodhar, CK Nayudu, Lala Amarnath, Raja Balinder Singh, Vijaya Anand and Padma Bhushan were awarded.
Dhoni has so far scored 4,876 runs in 90 Tests, scoring 9,737 runs in 302 ODIs and 1,212 runs in 78 T20s. Recently, he had set up a record of 100 out of the ODI series against Sri Lanka.