The well-known cricketer, the former India Cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and multiple world-champion cueist Pankaj Advani received the Padma Bhushan which is the country’s third highest civilian award, from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 2nd April, 2018.
MS Dhoni was looking like an army personnel wearing Lieutenant Colonel uniform. After India won their second world cup the Indian Territorial Army gave the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to Dhoni on November 1, 2011. Dhoni has also won alot of award in his career namely he was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2007 and also he holds the distinction of being the first player to win the ICC ODI Player of the Year award twice (2008, 2009
Being a coincidence, seven years ago on this day (April 2nd,2011)Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the ICC Cricket World Cup. After Kapil Dev, Dhoni is the second Indian Cricketer to receive this honour.
Having won gold twice at the Asian Games in 2006 and 2010 Advani also has a distinguished career.