Posted on: November 16, 2019 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

first_imgLieutenant Colonel MS Dhoni has completed his 2-week stint with the Territorial Army and was on his way back to New Delhi. The World Cup-winning cricketer was spotted at the Leh airport on Saturday.MS Dhoni joined the Territorial Army — 106 TA Battalion (Para) in Jammu and Kashmir on July 30 and had trained with the Battalion over the last 2 weeks. The honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army had completed his stint on August 15.MS Dhoni was deployed in the Kashmir valley as part of Victor Force. The wicketkeeper-batsman stayed with the troops and took on the duties of patrolling, guard and post duty.Notably, MS Dhoni was in Ladakh, the new Union Territory, on the eve of India’s 73rd Independence Day. He was welcomed by the Army personnel who also took him to the General Hospital of the Army. Dhoni interacted with the patients at the hospital as well.”Dhoni is a brand ambassador of the Indian Army. He has engaged in motivating members of his unit and has often been playing football and volleyball with the soldiers. He is also undertaking battle training exercises with the corps. He will remain in the valley till August 15,” senior army official had said. Dhoni was reportedly scheduled to travel to Siachen on Independence Day to have a glimpse of the high altitude warfare training centres and pay tribute to the martyrs at the Siachen War Memorial.Dhoni trained with his unit during the course of his 15-day stint. He was also given ammunition training and lessons on army patrolling, according to The Times of India. Dhoni had also visited Uri and Anantnag during his stint in Jammu and Kashmir.advertisementDhoni made himself unavailable for selection for the recently-concluded limited-overs leg of India’s tour of West Indies. The India wicketkeeper-batsman was part of India’s World Cup squad that bowed out of the quadrennial tournament in the semi-final.There was very little clarity surrounding MS Dhoni’s future after India’s World Cup exit but the 38-year-old is unlikely to retire from international cricket anytime soon.India’s senior selection committee chairman MSK Prasad remained tight-lipped about Dhoni’s future in the side when he was asked questions about the same during a press conference wherein he announced India’s squad for the West Indies tour.”We did discuss with him [Dhoni’s future],” MSK Prasad had said.”Retirement is purely individual. A legendary cricketer like MS Dhoni… he knows when to retire. But as far as the future roadmap is considered, that is in the hands of the selectors.”Also Read | Independence Day: Lt Col MS Dhoni visits Ladakh, spends time with jawans at Army hospitalAlso Read | Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma hit the nets as India gear up for 3-day practice match in AntiguaAlso See:last_img

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