Virat Kohli, Indian Cricketer-Skipper received the Fourth Highest Civilian award in India, The Padma Shri, on Thursday at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
The award was bestowed upon him by President Pranab Mukherjee.
Kohli has led the Indian Cricket team to the Number 1 in Test Ranking with his remarkable efforts and journey.
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was among the eight sportspersons who were picked for the prestigious Padma Shri alongside hockey captain PR Sreejesh, Rio Olympics heroes wrestler Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu and Deepa Malik, discus thrower Vikas Gowda and blind cricket team captain Shekhar Naik.
There were no recipients for the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan.
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What an absolute honor and a memorable day to receive the Padma Shri award from the President of India. God’s been kind. 😇😇😇
Jai Hind 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/zh3EUkrTFl
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 30 March 2017