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Army-bound MS Dhoni Gets Huge Salute From Sheldon Cotterell, 'This Man's An Inspiration' Says Windies Star

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The Jamaican revealed that he had been reflecting about the dual role of MS Dhoni since he returned home after the World Cup
  • Cotterell shared a video of MS Dhoni, marching in the army uniform, to receive an honour from the President of India
  • MS Dhoni will join para regiment on July 31 and will be a part of 106 Territorial Army Battalion (Para) till August 19

West Indies bowler Sheldon Cotterell, famous for his military-style salute celebrations, hailed former Indian skipper MS Dhoni for his choice to serve the Indian Army. The 29-year-old bowler said that 'Captain Cool' was an inspiration on the field and was much more than that off the ground as he chose to serve the country and thereby expressed his patriotism.   

Sheldon Cotterell says MS Dhoni is inspiration for both country and partner, salutes his will to serve the Indian Army

Reflecting on Captain Cool MS Dhoni

The Jamaican revealed that he had been reflecting about the dual role of MS Dhoni since he returned home after the World Cup. Cotterell took to Twitter to share his thoughts with his fans. Read the tweet below:

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'Honour and Inspiration'

Cotterell shared a video of MS Dhoni, marching in the army uniform, to receive an honour from the President of India. He said that the moment between the MS Dhoni and Sakshi as the former received the honour displayed an inspirational kind of love for both the country and the duo themselves. He shared the video on his Twitter handle and asked others to enjoy it as much as he did. 

The video was from 2018, when the Indian wicket-keeper batsman was conferred the Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian award, by President Ramnath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. 

Here's the video shared by Cotterell:

MS Dhoni's passion for the Army

MS Dhoni will join para regiment on July 31 and will be a part of 106 Territorial Army Battalion (Para) till August 19, informed the Army on Thursday. In a major development, MS Dhoni had earlier announced that he would be unavailable for the upcoming Windies trip and would serve the Indian Army. Confirming his request, the Indian Army Headquarters on Thursday said that he will be stationed with the Victor Force in the Kashmir Valley and will be taking up patrolling, guard and post duty. They further informed that MS Dhoni who holds a Lieutenant Colonel (Honorary) shall be staying with troops.

Mahi is a part of Indian territorial army's 106th Battalion (para). The World Cup 2011 winning skipper is a part of TA's 106th Infantry Battalion and was awarded the honorary rank of  Lieutenant Colonel in 2011.  The veteran wicket-keeper batsman had also trained with the para regiment after he was given the honorary rank in 2011 in Agra and has completed five parachute jumps.

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