MS Dhoni
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There are several International cricketers who have joined their country’s defence forces to serve their nation. It is always an honour for the players to first serve in the cricketing field and then take the same baton for the defence forces. We recently saw former Indian captain MS Dhoni take a two months break from the game to serve the Indian paramilitary forces.

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Subsequently, Dhoni is posted in Kashmir where he will serve the nation with other soldiers. It was always a pleasure for the players to do their bit for the nation. We take a look at the list of cricketers who were part of their country’s defence forces.

Here is the list.

Colonel Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu

Colonel CK Nayudu
Colonel CK Nayudu. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Colonel Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu was India’s first Test captain. Nayudu was invited to Indore by ruler Holkar to serve his army. Nayudu was conferred as a Colonel in Holkar’s army.

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Gautam Chauhan

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