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Image of MS Dhoni polishing boot inside his Army camp in Kashmir goes viral, fans hail cricketer's simplicity

Image of MS Dhoni polishing boot in his Army Battalion camp in Kashmir goes viral, fans hail cricketers simplicity

New Delhi, Aug 5: Former India captain MS Dhoni is winning over hearts ever since he joined his Army Battalion in Jammu and Kashmir.

The images or videos of the legendary India cricketer, who is an honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Army (Para), performing his duties for the Indian Army are getting viral every now and then.

Lieutenant Colonel MS Dhoni joins his Indian Army Battalion in Kashmir

Dhoni is currently on a two-month break from cricket to serve his battalion, beginning his stint in uniform on July 31 and is undertaking duties like patrolling, guard and post duty in Jammu and Kashmir.

Dhoni plays volleyball with his battalion

Recently a video of the two-time Cricket World Cup winning captain playing volleyball with his battalion in the Territorial Army went viral over social media.

Dhoni polishes his shoes

Dhoni polishes his shoes

Now an image of the 38-year-old is going viral on the social media in which he could be seen polishing his shoes just like other soldier.

It is a norm in the Indian Army that every soldier has to personally take care of his outfit. The cricketer is also performing his duties.

Dhoni is a trained Para

Dhoni is a trained Para

The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman, who has led India to several memorable triumphs in the cricketing arena, holds the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army unit of the Parachute Regiment (106 Para TA battalion).

He is not a part of India's squad in the ongoing limited overs series against West Indies. The unit is deployed in south Kashmir region as part of Victor Force. The former captain was accorded the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2011.

Armed with an AK 47 assault rifle, Dhoni will be performing his duties with the Victor Force, which engages in tackling militant groups in the valley. However, the 38-year-old cricketer will not be a part of any active operation.

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Story first published: Monday, August 5, 2019, 18:37 [IST]
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