Dhoni set for patrols, post duty with army in Kashmir
Dhoni, who holds the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army unit of the Parachute Regiment (106 Para TA Battalion), will deploy with his unit on Kashmir duty
Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will do patrols and post and guard duty with his battalion in Jammu and Kashmir later this month. MS Dhoni's unit will be deployed with Victor Force in the Kashmir Valley.
Indian Army said, "Lt Col (Honorary) MS Dhoni will do post duty, patrolling and guard duty with the soldiers of 106th Territorial Army battalion (parachute) when he joins his battalion from July 31 to August 15."
Dhoni holds the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army unit of the Parachute Regiment (106 Para TA Battalion). This honour was given to him by the Indian Army in 2011. Dhoni was given this signal honour along with with ace shooter Abhinav Bindra and military trainer Deepak Rao.
Dhoni trained with the Special Forces in Agra in 2015. During this time, he did the obligatory five jumps from a plane, and after completing parachute training, he became a paratrooper.
During the recent World Cup, Dhoni was in the discussion due to his wicketkeeping gloves. Discussions about the symbol of Dhoni's gloves on the parachute regiment were loud. Although the ICC objected to the objection, Dhoni did not wear those gloves throughout the tournament.
When Dhoni was given an honorary rank in the Parachute Regiment in 2011, Dhoni said, "Since childhood, I wanted to join the army. When seeing the soldiers, I used to think that one day I want to be among them. "
Earlier, Dhoni told the BCCI [cricket control board] that he would not be available for Team India's tour of the West Indies, because he would be training with the Indian Army for 2 months.
[Autotranslated from Hindi]