Virat Kohli, the flamboyant, passionate, slightly aggressive cricketer was honoured with the Padma Shri by president Pranab Mukherjee on March 30th.
Besides Kohli, Paralympian Deepa Malik and hockey captain P.R. Sreejesh, five other sportspersons were named for the prestigious Padma Shri when the honours list was declared on the Republic Day on January 26.
Here is a list of the awards Virat Kohli has received over the course of his career:
- CEAT International Cricketer of the Year: 2011–12, 2013–14
- ICC ODI Player of the Year: 2012
- BCCI’s Polly Umrigar Award for international cricketer of the year: 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015-16
- ICC World ODI XI: 2012, 2014, 2016 (also captain)
- Arjuna Award: 2013
- Padma Shri: 2017