Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s cricketing journey has been so dramatic that Bollywood had to come up with a biopic to put forth his meteoric rise. From being a Ticket collector in The Indian Railways to becoming one of the most successful and glorified Indian cricket captains, the Ranchi star has seen it all.
It seems his life refuses to be dull even now as Dhoni is about to be conferred with the Padma Bhushan by the President of India on April 2, 2018, which also happens to be the same day when he heroically helped India lift the 2011 ICC World Cup.
For the award ceremony, Dhoni who holds the rank of Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel wore his official uniform of the Territorial Army and marched up to the President when his name was called upon.
The 36-year-old was congratulated by the cricketing world, Bollywood fraternity and fans on Twitter.
Here are some of the best tweets:
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) April 2, 2018
It was absolutely wonderful to see the pride with which @msdhoni wore his Territorial army uniform while receiving the well deserved #PadmaBhushan today, exactly 7 years after we won the 2011 World Cup. Heartiest congratulations ! pic.twitter.com/ROdMdM7aQk
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 2, 2018
The march past, the salute, the holding of the certificate, everything done so beautifully. Congratulations Lt. Colonel MS Dhoni of 106 Para TA Batallion on the #PadmaBhushan ! pic.twitter.com/sIXRt2GUqj
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 3, 2018
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) April 3, 2018
Congratulations Mahi bhai on receiving the #PadmaBhushan. It was wonderful seeing you in Territorial army uniform, marching with dignity to receive the award. Many more such glories coming your way. @msdhoni pic.twitter.com/E5Kcbm7z8t
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 3, 2018
Congratulations MS Dhoni on receiving Padma Bhushan !👍 pic.twitter.com/5XZRcjP5ap
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) April 3, 2018
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 2, 2018
— Murali Vijay (@mvj888) April 3, 2018
My God!!! Just look at Dhoni!!! How cool is Captain Cool? The coolest! Learn from him, guys! @msdhoni
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) April 3, 2018
Congratulations Lieutenant Colonel MS Dhoni on receiving the Padma Bhushan, 7 years to the date since we won the World Cup ! pic.twitter.com/xjgjrHr4Ng
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 2, 2018
— arjunk26 (@arjunk26) April 3, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 3, 2018
Haters will say Dhoni has become old bute here's the proof that he's a Jawan pic.twitter.com/eK5wTZbpaL
— Karan Talwar (@BollywoodGandu) April 3, 2018
Thala Dhoni receives Padma Bhushan Award from the President.. Proud of you captain! It’s time to add one more trophy to his cabinet! What say? #Thala #MSDhoni #PadmaBhushan @msdhoni @rashtrapatibhvn @ChennaiIPL pic.twitter.com/gOQWz2IoOo
— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) April 3, 2018
Padma Bhushan MS Dhoni. One more proud moment ✌️ pic.twitter.com/QIS8vhj1OK
— Samir Abbas (@TheSamirAbbas) April 2, 2018
Congratulations Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the Civilian Honor. Nation's Pride 👏 pic.twitter.com/26H2UsTz7g
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) April 2, 2018
2011 – Captain #Dhoni plays the shot that remains etched in the minds of 1 billion people..
A day WE will never forget!
2018 – Lt. Colonel MS Dhoni, of 106 Para TA battalion & in uniform, marches with pride to receive his #PadmaBhushan..
A day HE will never forget! pic.twitter.com/PD7joGg5CP
— Suhail Chandhok (@suhailchandhok) April 2, 2018
Congratulations @msdhoni for receiving the prestigious Padma Bhushan. You have been a great ambassador for India. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 🙏🙏🙏👍👍👍🤗🤗🤗🤗
— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) April 3, 2018