New Delhi – India cricket legend MS Dhoni is to move on a excursion of responsibility in Indian Kashmir after skipping a excursion of the West Indies with the nationwide workforce to enroll in his regiment, an army supply mentioned.
The 38-year-old Dhoni, an honorary lieutenant colonel in a reserve power, will pass on patrols with the 106 Para TA Battalion all over his stint within the area the place tens of hundreds have died since an insurgency erupted 3 a long time in the past.
“Mahendra Singh Dhoni will probably be deployed in Kashmir along with his regiment between July 31 and August 15,” a military supply informed AFP on situation of anonymity.
“He’ll be doing patrols, guard and submit tasks,” the supply added. Dhoni is to spend two months with the army in all.
Dhoni, who led India to their 2011 Global Cup triumph, were given into hassle all over the Global Cup in England for having his regiment’s insignia on his wicketkeeper’s gloves.
When he opted out of the West Indies sequence, that begins August 3, hypothesis fastened that he might retire.
The wicketkeeper-batsman gave up Take a look at cricket in 2014 however remained India’s mainstay in limited-overs and is incessantly observed as a key aide to skipper Virat Kohli.
His asymmetric shape on the Global Cup spark off communicate of retirement despite the fact that the rustic’s leader selector mentioned the board would now not inform any person when to hand over.
India, who misplaced their Global Cup semi-final to New Zealand, were grooming Rishabh Pant to take over as primary wicketkeeper.
India and West Indies will play 3 Twenty20 internationals, 3 one-day fits and two Checks.