first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) for the Padma Bhushan award for his contribution to cricket.This year, the Board has sent only one name for nomination, that of India’s most successful cricket captain, for the country’s third highest civilian award.”Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated by the BCCI for the Padma Bhushan award. It was a unanimous decision by the members. He has been one of the greatest names in contemporary cricket and the most appropriate choice of the Indian cricket board,” BCCI acting president CK Khanna told PTI on Wednesday, September 20.MS Dhoni is the only Indian captain who led team India to two World Cup titles– the 2011 World Cup, and the 2007 World T20.”He is one of our greatest ODI cricketer with nearly 10,000 runs in ODIs. Not many players have played 90 Test matches. There is no one better than him, who could have been nominated,” Khanna added.Listed below are some of the achievements of MS DhoniThe 36-year-old has scored 9737 runs in 302 ODIs besides 4876 runs in 90 Test matchesHe has also played 78 T20 Internationals, notching up 1212 runsMS Dhoni has 16 international hundreds (6 in Tests and 10 in ODIs) along with 100 international half-centuriesAs a wicketkeeper, Dhoni has held 584 catches across formats (256 in Tests, 285 in ODIs and 43 in T20 Internationals)He has also affected 163 stumpingsDhoni has already been honoured with some of the prestigious awards like Arjuna award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and the Padma Shri awardIf Dhoni is conferred with Padma Bhushan, he will become the 11th Indian cricketer to get the third highest civilian honour.advertisementList of other notable international cricketers who have received the Padma Bhushan:Sachin TendulkarKapil DevSunil GavaskarRahul DravidChandu BordeProf DB DeodharCol CK NayuduLala AmarnathThe lesser known names include Raja Bhalindra Singh of Patiala, who played 13 first-class matches, and Vijaya Anand — the Maharaja of Vizianagram, who was India’s captain during their 1936 tour to England.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more