MSD ends 15-day stint with territorial army, returns to Delhi

By Anurag Mallick  Published on  18 Aug 2019 2:00 PM GMT
MSD ends 15-day stint with territorial army, returns to Delhi

New Delhi: Former India skipper and wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni ended his 15-day stint with the Territorial Army. Dhoni had joined the on August 1 and underwent basic army training.

Dhoni is now in Delhi with wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva. After India’s exit in the World Cup semifinal’s MS returned back and joined the 106 TA Battalion (Para) in Jammu for a two-week stint.

Dhoni holds an honorary title of Lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army and was deployed in the Kashmir Valley as part of the Victor Force. He took the duties as a patrolling guard and post duty. On Independence Day he was in Ladakh where he hoisted the flag. He was also seen playing cricket with the local kids.

Meanwhile, in his absence, 21year-old hard-hitter Rishabh Pant had taken over wicket-keeping duties during India’s tour of the West Indies. MS is now expected to join the Indian team for the T-20 series against South Africa which begins next month.

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