The recent news about Virat Kohli has not been good. He has had some issues with the Australian team as well as with the umpires over some silly DRS appeal. Then another Australian player can forward, and told the media that he would have stabbed Kohli with a stump. Kohli has been going viral for all the wrong reasons.
However, now it is the time for India to rejoice; as it’s captain Virat Kohli just received the Padma Shree award. We know what a great player Kohli is, how he can take India from the ruins of losses to the clutches of victory.
Kohli received the Padma Shree this Thursday at Rashtrapati Bhavan from our President Pranab Mukherjee. Kohli tweeted “God has been kind.” after this.
Congratulations poured in all from all over Twitter and we could not be more proud of our Delhi lad.
Even the badminton star PV Sindhu congratulated Kohli for the same.
5 people apart from Kohli also received the award. The list of winners included Rio Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik, Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, discus thrower Vikas Gowda and also the Indian blind cricket team captain Shekhar Naik.
The dignitaries presented on this pious occasion were vice-president Mohammed Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.