Indian coach Ravi Shastri congratulates MS Dhoni after he receives Padma Bhushan

Indian coach Ravi Shastri congratulates MS Dhoni after he receives Padma Bhushan

'It's earned not demanded' - Shastri on Dhoni.

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Ravi Shastri. (© PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni was conferred with the Padma Bhushan on Monday. Dhoni was awarded the third highest civilian honor for his contribution to cricket. In a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Shri Ramnath Kovind presented him the award. Indian cricket teams’ coach Ravi Shastri was in all praise all MSD received the award.

MS, who is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian army was dressed in his uniform as he received the award. As his name was called out, he marched towards the President to receive the award. Also, he became the second cricketer after Kapil Dev to be bestowed with the honor. It was definitely a goosebumps moment for all the fans to watch their idol receive the award.

Ravi Shastri terms MS Dhoni a ‘Proper Legend’

Coach Shastri seemed to be delighted with MS Dhoni’s achievement. Ravi called him a ‘Proper Legend’ after MS Dhoni received the award. Furthermore, Ravi Shastri and MSD share a great camaraderie. The former also worked with the latter when he was the captain of the team.

MS Dhoni who is closing in on 10,000 ODI runs also brought many laurels to the country. He won the ICC T20I WC, ICC 50-Over WC, and ICC Champions Trophy making him the only captain to win the three titles. Moreover, India also won many memorable series’ under his leadership. MS is currently playing only the limited-overs formats of the game. He retired from Test cricket in 2014.

‘Proper Legend. It’s earned not demanded. God bless, Ravi ,’ Ravi Shastri wrote on his Twitter handle. These words from the coach display the kind of understanding these two men share. Shastri also shared a picture of MSD receiving the award. MS Dhoni has earlier expressed his wish to play for Iat least till the World Cup 2019. Currently, MS would be busy with his upcoming IPL assignment with the Chennai Super Kings.

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