MS Dhoni retires: Unseen photos of the legend in Indian Army uniform

IndiaTV acquired some unseen photos of MS Dhoni during his sting with Indian Army last year where he assisted his regiment - Territorial Army

India TV Sports Desk [ Published on: August 18, 2020 23:35 IST ]
  • MS Dhoni was not just an inspirational player or a captain, he also inspired the youth of the nation to join the Indian Army and serve the country. 
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    MS Dhoni was not just an inspirational player or a captain, he also inspired the youth of the nation to join the Indian Army and serve the country. 

  • The 39-year-old holds the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army unit of the Parachute Regiment (106 Para TA battalion).
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    The 39-year-old holds the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army unit of the Parachute Regiment (106 Para TA battalion).

  • Lieutenant General Vinod Bhatia, who is also a former DGMO and Colonel Para Regiment, inducted Dhoni in the Indian Army as a positive brand ambassador, soon after he led India to 2011 World Cup title.
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    Lieutenant General Vinod Bhatia, who is also a former DGMO and Colonel Para Regiment, inducted Dhoni in the Indian Army as a positive brand ambassador, soon after he led India to 2011 World Cup title.

  • Last year, after World Cup 2019, Dhoni had taken a sabbatical from international cricket during which he served the Indian Army's Parachute Regiment from July 31 to August 15 in the forward locations in Kashmir Valley.
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    Last year, after World Cup 2019, Dhoni had taken a sabbatical from international cricket during which he served the Indian Army's Parachute Regiment from July 31 to August 15 in the forward locations in Kashmir Valley.

  • During his brief stint, Dhoni performed the duties of patrolling, guard and stayed with the troops in the camps. He was also trained as a paratrooper and practiced shooting
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    During his brief stint, Dhoni performed the duties of patrolling, guard and stayed with the troops in the camps. He was also trained as a paratrooper and practiced shooting

  • Earlier last week, his business partner Arun Pandey said,
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    Earlier last week, his business partner Arun Pandey said, "One thing is for sure, he will be spending more time with the Army."

  • Dhoni announced his international retirement on August 15, drawing curtains on his 16-year-long illustrious career
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    Dhoni announced his international retirement on August 15, drawing curtains on his 16-year-long illustrious career

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