- Dhoni will join the 106 Territorial Army Battalion (Para), this unit is part of Kashmir's Victor Force
- He withdrew his name from the West Indies tour for training with the army
Jul 25, 2019, 01:38 PM IST
Sports desk Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not going with the team on the tour of the West Indies. He has taken a two-month leave. During this time they will serve in the army. Dhoni will join the 106 Territorial Army Battalion (Para) on July 31. They will be here till August 15. This unit is part of the Victor Force located in Kashmir. They will take the duty of petrol, guard and post here. During this, Dhoni will be with the jawans. This information was given by the army.
Dhoni was given the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2011 by the Indian Territory Army. Dhoni told the BCCI that he will not be available for Team India's tour of West Indies. It was believed that after World Cup-2015, Dhoni would say goodbye to cricket and speculation has been going on for a long time since his retirement.
Dhoni averages more than 50 in ODIs
Dhoni has played 350 ODIs, 90 Tests, 98 T20 Internationals for India. He has scored 10,773 runs. During this time his average was more than 50. In Test matches, Dhoni has scored 4876 runs at an average of 38.09.