Dhoni to perform guard duties, patrolling with troops during Territorial Army training in Kashmir

Dhoni, who is also an honorary Lt Colonel in the Territorial Army, will be joining the 106 TA Battalion (Para) on July 31 and will continue until August 15.

MS Dhoni

Dhoni made himself unavailable for the tour of West Indies to serve at his territorial army regiment. (File photo). (File photo)   -  Getty Images

India wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni will carry out patrolling and guard duties with troops during his 15-day stint with a Territorial Army battalion in the Kashmir Valley.

Dhoni, who is also an honorary Lt Colonel in the Territorial Army, will be joining the 106 TA Battalion (Para) on July 31 and will continue until August 15.

“The unit is in Kashmir Valley as part of Victor Force exercise and will be taking the duties of patrolling, guard and post duty and shall be staying with troops,” Army officials said.

 

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had approved former Indian cricket team skipper Dhoni’s request to train with the Parachute regiment on July 21.

It was due to this reason that the 38-year-old made himself unavailable for the upcoming West Indies tour.