Indian captain Virat Kohli received the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award in India on Thursday. The award was presented by President Pranab Mukherjee. He has had a phenomenal year in cricket where he’s scored runs with the bat and also led his side to unprecedented success. Top it all he has led this Indian team to the No. 1 Test ranking after taking over the reins from Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Virat Kohli who was among the eight sportspersons to be nominated for this prestigious Padma Shri award alongside hockey captain PR Sreejesh, Rio Olympics wrestler Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu and Deepa Malik, discus thrower Vikas Gowda and blind cricket team captain Shekhar Naik.