Army Chief approves MS Dhoni’s request to train with the Parachute regiment

Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has approved MS Dhoni’s request to train with the Parachute regiment of the Indian army for for two months.

Dhoni, who has not been included in any of the squads for India’s tour of the West Indies, had already made his intentions of training with the Indian army clear and honorary Lt Col will now train with a  a Territorial Army battalion of the Parachute regiment for two months, as per ANI. ALSO READ: MS Dhoni still has cricket left in him, still fit enough to play international cricket: Childhood coach

The request has now been approved by the Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat and the honorary Lt Col would train with the Parachute regiment battalion,” top Army sources told ANI.

Parts of the training is expected to take place in Jammu and Kashmir, but the army has made it clear that the former Indian skipper will not take part in any active operation under taken by the regiment. ALSO READ: MS Dhoni knows when to retire but we have started grooming youngsters: MSK Prasad

The mystery surrounding Dhoni’s future was put to rest temporarily on Saturday after he decided to take a two-month break and serve his army regiment after a gruelling India Premier League season and the 2019 World Cup.

Since the end of the World Cup where India lost in the semi-finals to New Zealand, talks have been rife about Dhoni’s retirement with selectors also reportedly not keen on assuring the 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup winning captain a place in the playing XI.