MS Dhoni has joined his army battalion- Parachute regiment(106 Para TA battalion) and will serve the nation from 31st July to 15th August. The unit where Dhoni will be deployed will have soldiers from different battalions like Rajputana, Gorkha, Sikh, Jatt and Jammu and Kashmir rifles. The unit will consists of 700 army personnels and Dhoni will have to do the duty in both day and night in two shifts.
The veteran cricketer is deployed in South Kashmir’s Awantipora district which is known for terror activities.
Here are some of the pictures
1- MS Dhoni will carry a weight of 19 kg with himself and carry AK 47 gun, 3 magazines, uniform, shoes, 3-6 grenades, helmet and waterproof jacket.
2- MS Dhoni will stay with a group of 8-10 army personnels and will patrol in the Badami Bagh cantt area. He will wear a bullet proof jacket and carry an AK-47 gun and 6 hand grenades. The motive of this duty is to acquire the intelligence information and Reconciliation with people.
3- He will have to stand in the bunker without blinking his eyes. The task will be assigned for three shifts in a period of 2 hours each. This duty will test the patience of Dhoni as the basic motive of post duty is to stand still and observe the bypassers.
4- Dhoni arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday (July 31) and directly headed to the Victor Force Headquarters in South Kashmir.
5- He will be assigned the duty of guard to look after his army unit. The task will be assigned for two shifts in a period of 4 hours each in both day and night. If he will be assigned to do the duty in the day, then he will have to wake up at 4 AM in the chilly morning of Kashmir.
Dhoni was awarded with the rank of brigadier by Indian army in 2011. However, he serves as the Lieutenant Colonel in Territorial army’s battalion of Parachute regiment(106 Para TA battalion). The veteran of 350 ODIs became a qualified paratrooper after he successfully completed his 5th jump in Agra in 2015.
He made himself unavailable for the series against West Indies to serve the army. He is expected to help young Rishabh Pant in the time of transition and is expected to get back to the national squad for the limited overs series against Faf Du Plessis led South Africa in September.
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