MS Dhoni pulls out of West Indies tour to serve regiment


New Delhi: Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday announced to take a two-month break, pulling out of upcoming West Indies tour.

The 38-year-old former India captain today informed BCCI that he will take a two-month sabbatical from the game to serve his paramilitary regiment.

Dhoni, who holds an honorary post of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army, had made this commitment even before the Cricket World Cup 2019.

India’s tour of the West Indies will begin with a three-match T20 series starting August 3. The teams will then play three ODIs and two Test matches between August 8-30.

The former India captain has so far played 350 ODIs, 90 Tests and 98 T20 Internationals. Dhoni has amassed 10,773 ODI runs at an average of over 50 while in Test cricket, he accumulated 4876 runs at 38.09.

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