Virat Kohli gets Padma Shri Award 2017

Virat Kohli was presented the Padma Shri Award at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. The award was given by Pranab Mukherjee. He has had a superb year with the bat and also led the team to Number one in test after taking over from former Indian Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

PR Sreejesh, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu and Deepa Malik, Vikas Gowda and Shekhar Naik along with Virat Kohli were among the eight sportspersons to be nominated for this award.

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