MSD Joins Army In Kashmir!
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who brought home all the three major cricket awards – World Cup T20, Champions Trophy and One-day World Cup, joined Army troops in militancy infested south Kashmir on Wednesday. Dhoni was awarded the rank of lieutenant colonel in Territorial Army in 2011. He will carry out patrolling and day-night guard duties with other soldiers.
Army officials said that Dhoni will undertake duties with the troops, deployed as a part of Victor Force, and will be staying with his 106 TA Battalion (Para). He will be with the battalion till 15th August. One of the officials said, “Lt Col Dhoni arrived on Wednesday and has joined his unit,"
In 2015, the 38-year-old Ranchi lad became a qualified paratrooper after having completed five parachute training jumps from Indian Army aircraft in the Agra training camp. Earlier, Dhoni said no to West Indies tour and ruled out his retirement speculations.
A source said, “Just like Dhoni has been one of the greatest servants of Indian cricket, his love for the armed forces is also well-known. This idea that he would go and spend time with his regiment was in the pipeline for a while but it took a backseat due to his cricketing commitments. This will also help increase awareness among the youth about the armed forces and that is what Dhoni wants,"