Leh: Former India captain MS Dhoni has completed his two-week stint with the Territorial Army in Jammu and Kashmir. A picture of him playing cricket with kids in a basketball court on a cemented pitch has been going viral on social media.
In the picture, Dhoni is seen hitting the ball. According to reports, Dhoni has also promised to open a cricket academy in Ladakh.
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Earlier, various photos had also gone viral where Dhoni was seen playing volleyball with members of his Territorial Army battalion and polishing shoes. Dhoni has undertaken duties of patrolling and guarding with the troops.
The 38-year-old had taken a two-month break from active cricket after India was edged out of the World Cup following a loss to New Zealand in the semi-final to serve his regiment in the Kashmir Valley.
Dhoni had joined the Territorial Army - 106 TA Battalion (Para) in Jammu and Kashmir on July-30 and trained with the battalion over the last two weeks. The unit is deployed in South Kashmir region as part of the Victor Force.