Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni received the Padma Bhushan award from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday.
He arrived at the ceremony in his Lieutenant Colonel uniform.
The 37-year-old Dhoni is the second Indian after Kapil Dev to receive this award.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni received this prestigious award exactly seven years since lifting the ICC Cricket World Cup as India skipper in Mumbai on April 2, 2011.
He is also the first player to win the award twice, the one including the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in the year 2008 and 2009.