Former India skipper MS Dhoni is currently posted in Jammu & Kashmir serving for his battalion in Territorial Army. Dhoni chose to make himself unavailable for the series against West Indies and serve the occupation. However, now, the World Cup-winning skipper has expressed his desire to open a cricket academy in Jammu & Kashmir to train young talents in the valley.

Dhoni is on a break from cricket

Dhoni is currently on a two-month break from cricket after a dismal ICC World Cup 2019 campaign. MS Dhoni received severe criticism from the fan and former cricketer for his slow batting which has hurt the team badly. There were speculations that he might retire from cricket, but there have been no indications of that as of yet. However, as per popular perception, the Jharkhand-born cricketer who is in the twilight of his career will be with the team till the World T20 next year and help young Rishabh Pant groom before bidding farewell to the game.

MS Dhoni. Credit: HT Photo

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The cricketer, who also holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army unit of the Parachute Regiment (106 Para TA battalion), will serve the army till August 15. MS Dhoni is also likely to hoist the national flag of India in Leh on the occasion of the Independence Day. And now, the star cricketer is planning to set up a cricket academy in the valley for the budding cricketers. As per a report, Dhoni will formally tell the Sports Ministry about his plans to open an academy in Kashmir in the near future.

Speaking about his game, it is unlikely when MS Dhoni will return to cricket. He is likely to be back during the ODIs against Bangladesh; however, skipper Virat Kohli has cleared that they are looking at Rishabh Pant as the first-choice wicket-keeper.