MS Dhoni completes 15-day stint with Territorial Army

Sun Online Desk

18th August, 2019 01:51:00 printer

MS Dhoni completes 15-day stint with Territorial Army

Former India captain MS Dhoni’s spell with his Territorial Army unit has ended. The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman is now in New Delhi with wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva.

Notably, the wicketkeeper-batsman had taken a break from cricket following the conclusion of India’s campaign in the 2019 World Cup that was held in England and Wales. Dhoni then joined the 106 TA Battalion (Para) in Jammu for a two-week stint.

The 37-year-old, who holds an honorary title of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army, completed his stint on 15 August.

Dhoni was deployed in the Kashmir Valley as part of the Victor Force and took the duties of patrolling, guard and post duty. He was later in Ladakh on the eve of the 73rd Indendence Day and images of him playing cricket with the kids there was all over the social media.

Talking about Dhoni’s current form, the right-handed batsman has been under scanner in the recent years for his slow-paced innings, especially during 2019 World Cup. This put the batsman under severe criticism and speculations about his retirement have been rife since then.

After this Dhoni made himself unavailable for selection for the West Indies tour. In his absence, Rishabh Pant stood kept the stumps for India in the recently concluded ODI and T20I series against the West Indies. Dhoni is next expected to appear in Indian colours when they host South Africa for a three-match T20I series.

Source: The statesman/ Ians