Army chief approves MS Dhoni’s request to train with paramilitary regiment


New Delhi: Former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni’s request to train with a battalion of the Indian Army’s Parachute Regiment for two months has been approved by Army chief General Bipin Rawat.

MS Dhoni, an honorary Lieutenant Colonel, would get to train with the Parachute regiment battalion. Part of the training is also expected to take place in the Kashmir valley. However, the sportsperson will not be part of any operation.

MS Dhoni had earlier trained with the elite Para regiment of the force in Agra in 2015. Dhoni also completed parachute jumps after the course 4 years ago.

Notably, Dhoni is not a part of the squad for India’s tour of West Indies, starting August 3, as he expressed his unavailability for the limited-overs series as he is all set to take a two-month sabbatical from the game to serve his paramilitary regiment. Dhoni made this commitment even before the start of Cricket World Cup 2019.

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