Rt Hon Keith Vaz, Labour MP from Leicester East, said that “I am delighted that De Montfort University in Leicester has decided to confer an honorary degree on the captain of the World Cup champion team, Mr Dhoni.”
He added that “India’s victory in Mumbai will remain an iconic moment in the history of cricket. I hope that this great honour will be seen as recognition of that achievement. I want to congratulate De Monfort University on their choice. A first class university has chosen a world class Captain.”
His accomplishments in the cricketing world speak for themselves. Under his captaincy the Indian team has accomplish many great things, including wins in the 2007 ICC world twenty20 championships, the 2007-08 Commonwealth Bank one day series and most lately the 2011 cricket world cup.
He holds records for the most catches in an innings and the longest victorious run as a captain. He also holds the award for the fastest century scored by an Indian wicket keeper.
Mahender Singh dhoni said that “I am amazed and honoured to receive this award. I see this award as an honour for not only me as the captain of the Indian cricket team but for something for the whole team to be proud of. “
India were beaten 0-4 in the just-concluded Test series by England. The limited overs series will start off with a one off Twenty20 match on August 31.