Dhoni gets Khel Ratna award
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, captain of One-Day and Twenty20 teams of India, was on Monday chosen for being awarded the country’s highest honour for a sportsman, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. He is only the second cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to get this honour.
A selection committee, chaired by Milkha Singh, met on Monday and decided to confer the award on Dhoni for leading India to the Twenty20 World Cup triumph.
An official announcement would, however, after completing the official formalities of selection for the award by the Sports Ministry.