Indian skipper Virat Kohli received the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award in India, on Thursday. The award was bestowed upon him by President Pranab Mukherjee.
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.
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) March 30, 2017
Virat Said- “What an absolute honor and a memorable day to receive the Padma Shri award from the President of India. God’s been kind. “