38-year old Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian team will begin his training with the 106 Territorial Army battalion on 31 July.
Dhoni has taken two months break from cricket to fulfill his dream to serve the army, hence he would not be part of the team for the West Indies tour that begins on 3 August. Rishabh Pant will be replacing the former captain as the Wicket-keeper where he will be groomed for the future.
Dhoni who is a Lieutenant Colonel (Honorary) in the Territorial Army of the Parachute Regiment will be taking the duties of Patrolling and Guard. He would be living with the army troops till the time he serves the army.
Dhoni’s love for the army is known by all as he sported Regiment badge on his gloves during the recently concluded ICC World Cup 2019. It had also created big controversy as the ICC rules suggests that no player can sport any such badge, band or any other item.