Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has recused himself from the Indian cricket team’s tour of the West Indies citing a desire to serve in the Army, will most likely be stationed in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sources, however, told ThePrint that he will not be part of any active duty or operations but will undergo training with the jawans and live like any other soldier. They said he had written to the Army authorities wanting to spend two months with the force.
Dhoni, who was awarded the honorary rank of a Lieutenant Colonel in 2011, belongs to the Territorial Army’s 106 Infantry Battalion. It is one of the two battalions that the Army has for the parachute regiment.
Dhoni’s battalion, which is headquartered in Bengaluru, is currently posted in the Valley where its personnel are carrying out static duty — guarding installations.