Kohli named for Padma Shri award
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was among the eight sportspersons who were picked for the prestigious Padma Shri on Wednesday.
Kohli celebrated his 'full-time' appointment as captain after being handed the reins to the limited-overs side by MS Dhoni by defeating England 2-1 in his first ODI series.
And the name on the list of awardees will be the icing on the cake for India's most prolific sportsperson.
The Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award in the country after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan.
Kohli was awarded the Arjuna Award in recognition of his achievements in 2013.