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.

Anurag Mallick

A sports enthusiast, Anurag Mallick is currently working with Newsmeter as a reporter. He is a mass communication graduate from Loyola Academy. He is also a budding presenter and loves talking in front of the camera. His future aim is to discuss cricket professionally. He has earlier interned with a YouTube Channel, "Hind ki Pukaar" where he spoke on various topics infront of the camera. He has also interned with "WrytIn", a content writing platform, where he wrote articles on sports & entertainment. "Lights, Camera, Cricket" is what sums him up. He also loves playing cricket and other sports like Badminton & Volleyball.

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