20 September 2017 Current Affairs: The Indian cricket board nominated Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the country's third highest civilian award the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to the game.
Two World titles (2011 50-over World Cup and 2007 World T20), nearly 10,000 runs, 90 Test matches.
There is no one better than him, who could have been nominated, a senior condition of anonymity.
The BCCI not sent any other nominations for the Padma awards this year.
The 36-year-old has scored 9737 runs in 302 ODIs besides 4876 runs in 90 Test matches. He has also played 78 T20 Internationals, notching up 1212 runs.