Dhoni bowls over cricket fans in Kashmir

MS Dhoni, who is an honorary Lt Colonel with Indian Army, attended the final of an Army-sponsored cricket league in the Valley on Sunday.

MS Dhoni, who has been conferred with the rank of honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army, was on a visit to Kashmir on Sunday to promote cricket in the Valley. Photo: Nissar Ahmad
As Dhoni stepped into Kunzer cricket ground, in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, frenzied fans jostled with each other to catch a glimpse of him. Photo: Nissar Ahmad
While the security forces restricted the fans from going near Dhoni, he politely obliged to autograph requests on pieces of paper, bats and even the belts of some over excited security forces personnel. Photo: Nissar Ahmad
Dhoni was the chief guest at the final match of Chinar Cricket Premier League, organised by Srinagar-based Chinar Corps of the Army. Photo: Nissar Ahmad
Later, he appealed to the youth to cooperate with the army to take Kashmir on the way forward towards development. He also asked the youth to pay attention to their education while expressing hope to see many players from the State representing India in cricket. Photo: Nissar Ahmad