Of late, the ex-skipper of the Indian National Team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is on the headlines, all for his work in the Indian Army. Meanwhile, surprisingly, MS Dhoni was spotted at Mumbai Airport.
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After India’s campaign at the ICC World Cup ended with a loss to New Zealand in the semifinals, former India captain Dhoni made himself “unavailable” for the tour of West Indies. It was told that the Jharkhand cricketer will be joining the Army battalion on July 24th.
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With the former skipper spotting at Mumbai Airport on July 28th, now, the entire reports are under the scanner. Now, things became intriguing to know about the service period of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
On July, 25, the Indian Army stated, “Lieutenant Colonel (Honorary) Mahendra Singh Dhoni is proceeding to 106 TA Battalion (Para) for being with the Battalion from 31 Jul-15 Aug 19.”
Recently, the Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, on July 26, made it public that Mahendra Singh Dhoni will no longer need any protection as he is now responsible to protect the common citizens of India.
It was also made clear that as per the request of the officer and approved by Army Headquarters that Dhoni will be taking on the duties of patrolling, guard and post duty and would be staying with the troops.
Ranchi lad has taken a two-month sabbatical from cricket to serve his unit. In 2015, Dhoni became a qualified paratrooper after having completed five parachute training jumps from Indian Army aircraft at the Agra training camp.
Although Dhoni will not be a part of any active army operations, a part of his training will happen in Jammu & Kashmir. His battalion has its headquarters in Bengaluru but is currently posted in Kashmir. According to reports, Dhoni will live like any other soldier in their quarters while undergoing intense training.
Looking at the Wicketkeeper-batsman’s recent work in the game, he had a decent World Cup 2019 campaign. He scored 273 runs in nine matches at an average of 45.50. And despite his run tally having two fifties, with both coming at a very slow strike rate, Dhoni’s intent was questioned by the fans and veterans of the game