Former Indian cricket team captain wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni is likely to unfurl Indian Flag on this Independence day in Leh in the newly-created union territory of Ladakh on August 15.
Mahi to MS Dhoni and now his name is honoured by Lieutenant colonel of Indian Army, is currently posted in South Kashmir with 106 TA Battalion (Para) of the army. He joined his battalion on July 31st and will be staying in the valley until 15th August. According to the sources, Dhoni will be heading to Leh with the rest of his battalion on August 10th.
Reports cleared that Dhoni requested BCCI to give him a 2-month break to serve his Army duties. Dhoni had been performing patrolling and guarding duties in the valley. “MS Dhoni is a brand ambassador of the Indian Army. He has engaged in motivating members of his unit and has often been playing football and volleyball with the soldiers. He is also undertaking battle training exercises with the corps. He will remain in the valley till August 15,” exclaimed a senior army official.
38-year-old Mahi will be retiring from international cricket after India’s exit from the World Cup, however, Dhoni is yet to confirm his future with the Indian team. He is likely to play a mentor role to groom young Rishabh Pant and stay until World T20 next year before calling it quits.