Dhoni begins 'Mission Kashmir' with the paras
Dhoni will swap his cricketing whites for the army's battledress; he will join soldiers from his unit on patrol, guard and post duty in Kashmir.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Lt Col (Honorary), the former Indian cricket captain, began his deployment in Kashmir today. Dhoni's unit will be stationed with Victor Force [an army divisional size formation] in Kashmir.
Dhoni will join the soldiers of the Parachute Regiment (Territorial Army] on patrolling, guard and post duty during this period.
The whole country is aware of Dhoni's respect for the Indian Army. West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell has hailed Dhoni's patriotism and love for the country and army.
After taking part in World Cup 2019, Sheldon Cotrell, wrote a message to Dhoni on Twitter. He tweeted, "This man is inspired by the field of cricket, and he understands his duty towards his country as well."
This man is a inspiration on the cricket field. But he is also a patriot and a man that gives his country beyond duty I have been at home in Jamaica with my boys and had time to reflect (1/2)- Sheldon Cotterell (@SaluteCotterell) July 28, 2019
In addition Sheldon Cotterell tweeted a second. In it, he posted a video of Dhoni. In this video, Dhoni is seen accepting the Padma Bhushan award wearing the uniform of a Lt Colonel from President Ramnath Kovind.
I shared this video with friends and family because they know how I feel about honor but the moment between husband and wife is truly a inspirational kind of love for country and partner. Please enjoy as I did pic.twitter.com/Pre28KWAFD- Sheldon Cotterell (@SaluteCotterell) July 28, 2019
Dhoni will be with 106 Para -- Territorial Army battalion. In 2015, Dhoni trained with Special Forces in Agra and became a qualified paratrooper after the regulation number of jumps.
Dhoni had written to the BCCI about his training in Kashmir, and told them that he would not be part of the team for the tour of the West Indies. Dhoni also sought permission from the Indian Army to be deployed in Kashmir. Army Chief Bipin Rawat approved it and decided to post him with Victor Force.
[Autotranslated from Hindi]