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Dhoni to skip West Indies tour for army responsibilities

Dhoni to skip West Indies tour for army responsibilities

Former Indian captain, MS Dhoni is set to miss his team’s tour to West Indies as he has opted to serve with the Indian Army instead. Dhoni, who is an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army, has decided to spend the next two months with his regiment.

"M.S. Dhoni is not retiring from cricket right now," a BCCI official claimed. "He is taking a two-month sabbatical to serve his paramilitary regiment which he had committed much earlier.”

Dhoni’s training is expected to take place in Jammu & Kashmir. However, the Army will not allow Dhoni to be part of any active operations. The 38-year-old has been seen in his Army greens on many occasions. In the recent World Cup, there was a controversy over a military logo he sported on his wicket-keeping gloves.

Considered as one of the most successful Indian captions. Dhoni led the Men in Blue to its second ICC World Cup triumph in 2011 and was given the honorary rank of a Lieutenant Colonel in the same year.