Former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni seems to been enjoying his sabbatical from the international cricket as he is currently in Kashmir serving the Indian army. The former India skipper, who is Honorary Lieutenant Colonel, is currently performing his duties with the 106 TA Batallion (Para) of the Indian Army in Kashmir. He has taken a two-month break from cricket for his duty and will be staying in the valley till August 15th.
The fans are keeping a keen eye on what their beloved cricketer is doing on the valley which has been the hotbed for militancy for decades now. The tension in the valley has reached a whole different level in recent times after the government’s decision to revoke Article 370 which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
But Dhoni, who has always been selfless when it comes to serving the nation, has decided to serve his motherland. He was recently spotted playing volleyball with the other soldiers in Kashmir. Soon a photo of him went viral where he was seen polishing his shoes.
While most of the fans have applauded Dhoni’s decision to serve the army, it looks like some people in Kashmir are not his fans. The World Cup-winning skipper was in Baramulla when some locals expressed their disapproval. As soon as they spotted MS in the army dress, they started shouting the names of Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi.
Here is the video of that incident:
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Dhoni is expected to make an international comeback soon as the team management will sooner or later like to recall him before they host South Africa in September after the conclusion of the ongoing tour of West Indies. India will play three T20Is against the Proteas before locking horns in as many numbers of Tests.
MS Dhoni faced a lot of criticism after his uncharacteristic knocks in the World Cup. While Dhoni continued to get runs, it was his strike-rate that made things worse for him. But despite the criticism, the team-management has no doubts regarding the abilities of the veteran cricketers.