MS Dhoni celebrates Independence Day in Ladakh


Former India skipper MS Dhoni who is currently serving the Indian Territorial Army in Kashmir visited Ladakh on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day of India.

In an historical move on August 5th, the Indian government scrapped off Article 370 and 35A which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories.

Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Singh Dhoni who is currently serving the  Indian Army in Kashmir reached the newly formed Union Territory on Wednesday and also paid a visit to Army General Hospital and interacted with patients.

The photos of former Indian wicketkeeper had gone viral and surfaced on the social media on Wednesday.

Earlier photos of Dhoni polishing his shoes and playing volleyball had gone viral on social media.

Dhoni has undertaken duties of patrolling, guarding and post duties with the troops during his stay with the para regiment.

The 38-year-old joined the battalion in Jammu and Kashmir on July 30. Dhoni holds the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army unit of the Parachute Regiment (106 Para TA battalion).

In 2015, Mahendra Singh Dhoni had become a qualified para-trooper after he completed five parachute training jumps from Indian Army aircrafts in the Agra training camp.

The former has taken a two-month break from cricket and was therefore not selected for the West-Indies tour.