Mahendra Singh Dhoni received the Padma Bhushan – the third highest civilian honour – from President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday.Dhoni was elated after being conferred with the honour, as he thanked “the men and women in uniform”.”An honour to get the Padma Bhushan and receiving it in Uniform increases the excitement ten folds. Thanks to all the Men and Women in Uniform and their families for the Sacrifices they make so that all of us could enjoy our Constitutional Rights,” Dhoni posted on social media.Photos from the event at the Rashtrapati Bhavan flooded social media, with many commending the former Indian captain for the gesture. Photos of Dhoni with his wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva had already gone viral.WATCH DHONI RECEIVE PADMA BHUSHANIn one of the pictures, Ziva can be seen wearing his fathers ‘maroon beret’ as she poses proudly with father. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also posted a photo with Dhoni and Sakshi. Dhoni, who holds the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Indian Army, was dressed in uniform and marched up to the President when his name was called upon. The Padma Bhushan was presented to five people including Dhoni and billiards champion Pankaj Advani.MS Dhoni salutes armed forces after receiving Padma BhushanDhoni had won the Khel Ratna back in 2007, the padma Srhi in 2009. He was given the lieutenant colonel in the Indian Army in 2011 and th erank of Para Tropper in 2015. His Biographical film, M.S. Dhoni the unr=tod Story, realesed in the year 2016.advertisementPHOTOS: MS Dhoni, in full army uniform, receives Padma Bhushan from President Ram Nath KovindWhat made the award even more special was that exactly seven years ago Dhoni had hit that famous six off Nuwan Kulasekara to help India lift the ICC World Cup trophy at the Wankhede on April 2, 2011.The ball struck the meat of the bat and the sound of it assured everyone in the stadium that India will lift the World Cup again after a gap of 28 years and Mahi’s follow through became an iconic picture.April 2, 2011: Celebrating India’s World Cup triumph 7 years agoBut, these are all known facts. What is relatively less known is the fact that Dhoni’s Reebok labelled bat is the most expensive bat in the history of the game.Did you know that MS Dhoni’s 2011 World Cup final bat is the most expensive ever?That bat of the former India captain was auctioned and bough for 100,000 pounds (USD 161,295) by R K Global Shares & Securities Ltd (India), at M.S Dhoni’s ‘East Meets West’ Charity Dinner in London on 18 July, 2011.Dhoni will next be seen walking out for Chennai Super Kings in the 11th season of the Indian Premier League against Mumbai Indians on April 7 at the Wankhede Stadium.