MS Dhoni. Photograph:( ANI )
President Ram Nath Kovind awarded the country's third highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan to former Indian Cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Along with Dhoni, multiple world champion cueist Pankaj Advani also received the Padma Bhushan.
Dhoni attended the award ceremony in his Lieutenant Colonel uniform which was conferred upon him in 2011.
He walked like an army man to collect his award from the President.
The award has been honoured to Dhoni exactly seven years after he lifted the World Cup for Indian Cricket team in 2011.
After Kapil Dev, Dhoni is the only Indian cricketer to receive this award.