Rahul Dravid receives Padma Bhushan from President Pranab Mukherjee

The 40-year-old will be leading Rajasthan Royals against the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Saturday. The prolific batsman scored 13,288 runs in 164 Tests at an average of 52.31 and amassed 10,889 runs in 344 ODIs, averaging 39.16.

updated: April 05, 2013 18:04 IST
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New Delhi: Batting great Rahul Dravid received India's third highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, from President Pranab Mukherjee during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan's Darbar Hall on Friday.

Former boxer Ngangom Dingko Singh and rower Bajrang Lal Takhar received the country's fourth highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri.

"It was a great feeling. Surprisingly, it worked out all fine for me. Tomorrow, I am playing our IPL match in New Delhi and today I got this award. I would have gone anyway to receive this award. I'm happy my family is here besides me," Dravid told reporters on receiving the award.

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