Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former India skipper, who is also a Lieutenant colonel (Honorary) in the Territorial Army unit of the Parachute Regiment, is proceeding to be with the battalion. The Indian Army on Thursday (July 25) confirmed that cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has decided to use his break from the sport to serve in Kashmir Valley as he joined a battalion, international media reported.
“The 38-year old wicket-keeper had expressed his unavailability for the tour of West Indies next month and will instead head to the Kashmir Valley,” ESPNcricinfo reported. “There, he will join the 106 Territorial Army Battalion (Para) and stay with them from July 31 to August 15.”
As per details, MS Dhoni will be with the unit, currently stationed in the Kashmir Valley as part of Victor Force, from July 31 to August 15, 2019. As requested by the officer and approved by Army Headquarters; MS Dhoni will be taking on the duties of patrolling, guard and post duty and would be staying with the troops.
MS Dhoni has taken a two-month sabbatical from cricket to serve his unit. According to Army sources, Dhoni will undergo training with the jawans and live like any other soldier. Dhoni’s battalion, which is headquartered in Bengaluru, is currently posted in the Valley, according to these sources.
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27 September, 2019