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7 years after 2011 WC win, Dhoni walked like Army man to get Padma Bhushan

The 37-year-old Dhoni is the second Indian cricketer after Kapil Dev to receive this honour

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

MS Dhoni walked like an army man to receive Padma Bhushan

Exactly seven years after lighting up the Mumbai skyline with an unforgettable six, again became the cynosure of all eyes as the honorary received the Award, dressed in an army uniform.

It was a happy coincidence for Dhoni as he was conferred with the prestigious civilian honour on the seventh anniversary of their famous World Cup triumph.

The Indian Territorial Army had conferred the honorary rank of to Dhoni on November 1, 2011, months after the country lifted its second World Cup under his leadership.

The 37-year-old Dhoni is the second Indian cricketer after to receive this honour.

As his name was announced, Dhoni marched past the dignitaries present at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan before receiving the honour from President

M. </p><p>S. Dhoni during the Padma Awards 2018 function at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi (Photo: PTI) A

lot like his batting in his heydays, Dhoni looked pretty much at ease as he walked towrds the dais wearing the army uniform.

Also conferred with the was multiple world title holder cueist

On this day in 2011, India won the World Cup final against Sri Lanka.

With 10 balls to go at the Wankhede Stadium, the then-captain Dhoni ended India's 28-year wait with a massive six.

Dhoni has been the recipient of many awards, including the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009 (the first player to win the award twice), the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2007 and the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour in 2009.

Like Dhoni, Advani also has a distinguished career, having won gold twice at the Asian Games in 2006 and 2010.

First Published: Mon, April 02 2018. 20:16 IST
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