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On the day he guided India to World Cup, MS Dhoni presented with Padma Bhushan

The former India captain received the third-highest civilian award from the President of India

Former India captain MS Dhoni on Monday received the country's third highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan, from the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.


Incidentally, it was on this day (2nd April 2011) exactly seven years ago that India won their second ICC Cricket World Cup under his leadership. It was his famous six that ended a 28-year World Cup drought by winning the title in front of the home crowd at the Wankhede Stadium.

Mr. Dhoni arrived at the ceremony in his Lt. Colonel (Hony) uniform, which was conferred by the Indian Territorial Army on November 1, 2011.

The President of India presented five Padma Bhushan and thirty-eight Padma Shri Awards in all. Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were the Vice President of India, Prime Minister, Speaker Lok Sabha and Union Ministers.

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Jaffer’s marathon 286 helps Vidarbha raise a mountain of runs

Bad weather affects play on the third day of Irani Cup

Wasim Jaffer’s 431-ball 286 helped Vidarbha to 702 for five on Day 3 until bad weather stopped play in Nagpur in the third session. The day was marred by inclement weather. After a delayed start due to rain, only 28 overs of play was possible on Day 3. Apoorv Wankhade was stranded on 99 with A Sarvate on four when play was called off for the day.

After the day’s play commenced in the afternoon, Siddharth Kaul uprooted Jaffer’s off-stump on the 15th delivery of the day. The senior batsmen returned to the pavilion for the addition of just one run to his overnight score; missing out on a much deserving triple century.

With Vidarbha on 600 for four, Akshay Wadkar joined Apoorv Wankhade in the middle and the pair continued to glean runs. The duo took the side to Tea at 686 for four.

Early into the final session of the day, Wadkar departed nicking a Shahbaz Nadeem delivery to the wicket-keeper. Wankhade, then took Vidarbha past the 700-run mark with A Sarvate until play was stopped due to bad light and couldn’t be resumed.  

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BCCI Staff

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