The BCCI has nominated Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the country’s third highest civilian award — the Padma Bhushan — for his contribution to the game.
A senior BCCI official confirmed that the Board has unanimously nominated India’s most successful captain.
“Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated by the BCCI for the Padma Bhushan award. It was a unanimous decision by the members. He has been one of the greatest names in contemporary cricket and the most appropriate choice of the Indian cricket board,” BCCI acting president CK Khanna told PTI today. He is one of our greatest ODI cricketer with nearly 10,000 runs. Not many players have played 90 Test matches,” he said.
Dhoni is the only cricket captain to have won the T20 World Cup, the 50-Over World Cup and the Champions Trophy. He has played 302 ODIs and scored 9737 runs while also scoring 4876 runs in 90 Test matches. He has also played 78 T20 Internationals, notching up 1212 runs.