Former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni has always been considered to be one of the best leaders in the history of cricket. Now, BCCI has nominated him for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award on Wednesday.
A senior BCCI official has revealed that BCCI has only sent Dhoni’s name for the Padma awards this year due to his immense contribution to Indian cricket.
According to the reports of PTI, the official said, “MS 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.”
After hanging his bots as the captain of Indian cricket, Dhoni has been in the form of his life, as in 14 ODI innings since then, he has scored 627 runs at an average of 89.57 and strike rate of 85.65. He took retirement from Test cricket in 2015.
The year 2017 has been a memorable one for the cricketers not only in terms of his batting but also with his glove work. As Dhoni became the first stumper to effect 100 stumpings in ODI cricket. He also became sixth Indian batsman to play 300 or more ODIs after Mohammad Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh.