WATCH: Lieutenant Colonel MS Dhoni plays volleyball with his Territorial Army battalion, video goes viral

first_imgLegendary Indian cricketer MS Dhoni is currently on a break from the game during a stint with the Territorial Army as an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel. He started his Army duty on July 31 and was recently seen playing a game of Volleyball with his colleagues, somewhere in Jammu and Kashmir.Here is a clip from the game:Lt. Colonel Mahendra Singh Dhoni spotted playing volleyball with his Para Territorial Battalion!????Video Courtesy : DB Creation #IndianArmy #MSDhoni #Dhoni pic.twitter.com/H6LwyC4ALbMS Dhoni Fans Official (@msdfansofficial) August 4, 2019Dhoni is sitting out India’s ongoing tour of the West Indies and there has been speculation he might retire after struggling in last month’s World Cup that saw India knocked out in the semi-finals.The wicketkeeper-batsman who enjoys a cult status in cricket-mad India is part of the Territorial Army, a reservist force that draws on civilians who can do short stints to assist the military.He will do a 15-day stint with the Victor Force engaged in counter-insurgency operations against militants fighting Indian rule in the country’s only Muslim-majority region of Kashmir.He will be taking on the duties of patrolling, guard and post duty and would be staying with troops, the army said in a statement, adding that its headquarters had approved a schedule which incorporated Dhoni’s requests.Dhoni has trained as a paratrooper and jumped from aircraft, an army official said, adding, this stint in Kashmir is part of his training.Making use of sports figures such as Dhoni, whose brand value is worth millions of dollars, helps the security forces raise their profile, particularly among young people who are their key pool of recruits.advertisementAlso Read | Yuvraj Singh smashes 5 sixes in ‘unbelievable knock’ in Global T20 CanadaAlso Read | Navdeep Saini relives dream debut, reveals Virat Kohli’s role in Kieron Pollard dismissallast_img

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