Virat, blind team captain conferred Padma Shri

New Delhi: Indian cricket captain is used to getting awards, but this was special. He  was conferred the Padma Shri award on Thursday by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Kohli currently captains India in all the three formats of the game.

Kohli currently captains India in all the three formats of the game.


 Eight sportspersons including Kohli were nominated for the prestigious Padma Shri. The other sportspersons are Rio Olympics heroes wrestler Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu and Deepa Malik, hockey captain PR Sreejesh, discus thrower Vikas Gowda and blind cricket team captain Shekhar Naik.


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