Dhoni, PV Sindhu set to be awarded
jamuna sports desk: Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rio Olympics silver medallist, PV Sindhu, along with chief national badminton coach, Pullela Gopichand have been cleared by the government for the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who led the team to two World Cups, is India’s most successful skipper across all three formats.
Dhoni led India in 60 Tests, winning a record 27 of them.
Dhoni won the Padma Shri in 2009.
In November, Sindhu won the China Open, her first Super Series title. She qualified for the year-ending World Masters Final in Dubai in December, where she upstaged Marin in the round robin stage, but lost in the semifinals.
Government sources said around 120 people have been chosen, a significant number of them ‘unsung’ heroes.
The awards will be announced on Wednesday.