Photo Courtesy - MS Dhoni Facebook.
Photo Courtesy – MS Dhoni Facebook.

MS Dhoni, the One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) skipper, shared picture of him with the Air Force skydiving team at Paratroopers Training School in Agra. Earlier, it was reported that Dhoni arrived at 50th Parachute Brigade in Agra for initial training in para jump. Dhoni was expected to do five parachute jumps after training for two weeks at the base. In July, it was reported that Dhoni was set to spend some quality time with the armed forces before the ODI series against South Africa. Dhoni was bestowed as the honorary lieutenant colonel in the elite Parachute Regiment by the Territorial Army for his cricketing contributions in November 2011. “Why I got here is because of cricket. I would like to serve actively in the Army only after cricket. I don’t want my cricket to suffer because that is something I am good at. Once my cricket career is over, I would definitely like to serve in the Army,” he had then said. India vs South Africa 2015: 4 Test, 5 ODIs, 3 T20Is schedule announced

South Africa will play four Tests in India for about a month, beginning with the first Test in Mohali on November 9, in a full tour of the country, it has been announced. The two teams last engaged in a Test series late 2013, for two Tests on a tour agreed between Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) in doubtful circumstances due to differences between the boards. South Africa are currently in Bangladesh busy playing a Test series, and will finish their second Test, to be played in Mirpur, on August 3. They will play an ODI series at home against New Zealand before boarding a flight to India to play five ODIs, three Twenty20s Internationals (T20Is) and four Tests.