MS Dhoni visits Leh, interacts with army personnel and attends exhibition match

MS Dhoni is also expected to visit forward areas like Siachen glacier on Wednesday PTI

Srinagar: Jun 5, 2012

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, brand ambassador of the Indian Army and captain of country’s cricket team on Tuesday arrived at Leh town of Jammu and Kashmir.

Dhoni, who is also an honorary lieutenant colonel of the Territorial Army, was briefed on the unique operational challenges faced by the army on account of rough terrain and hostile weather conditions in the Ladakh region.

Dhoni also interacted informally with the army personnel over a cup of tea at the Leh corps headquarters.

In the afternoon, Dhoni witnessed an exhibition match played between the army and a local cricket team at the highest cricket pitch in the world.

“Spirit of the game came alive when Dhoni cheered not only the army soldiers who had donned the cricket uniform but also the talented local Ladakhi boys when they played exciting shots during the match,” a defence release said.

Dhoni is expected Wednesday to visit the army troops deployed in the forward areas, including the world’s highest battlefield, the Siachen Glacier. (IANS)