Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Singh Dhoni is al set his patroling duties in Kashmir to discharge his responsibilities with the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army, starting from Wednesday. He will be in the valley till August 15 with his unit and live like other soldiers in the battalion. Also Read - IPL 2020 Points Table Latest Update After CSK vs RR, Match 37: Rajasthan Royals Beat Chennai Super Kings to Rise to 5th Spot; KL Rahul And Kagiso Rabada Lead Orange Cap, Purple Cap Battle Respectively

Meanwhile, we have received exclusive pictures of Dhoni while he was on board of a Kashmir bound flight. He was seen sporting a black polo t-shirt with a cargo trouser of Army camouflage design, on his way to join his regiment in the hills. Take a look! Also Read - Lanka Premier League 2020 Draft: Lasith Malinga, Shahid Afridi Give Nod For T20 Tournament, Two Indian Players Among Overseas Signings

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The former Indian captain is a part of the Territorial Army which is a reservist force comprising of civilians doing short stints with the armed forces to assist them. In his 15-day stint, Dhoni will be a part of the Victor Force engaged in counter-insurgency operations in Kashmir. He is a trained paratrooper and his stint in the valley will be a part of his training. Also Read - CSK vs RR 2020, IPL Match Report: Jos Buttler, Bowlers Guide Guide Rajasthan Royals to Seven-wicket Win Versus MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings

Meanwhile, the World cup-winning skipper had to take a two-month sabbatical from cricket to serve his duties with the Indian Army. Amidst speculation that he might retire anytime soon, he made himself unavailable for the selection of India’s tour of West Indies.

During the recently-concluded ICC World Cup 2019, Dhoni was vehemently criticized for his slow batting at times when the situation demanded a free-flowing innings. Many pundits and ex-cricketers came calling his name and suggested he should retire if he cannot bat like his old self. However, despite all the criticism and condemnation, Dhoni was India’s fourth-highest run-scorer of the tournament just after the highly decorated top-three of Indian batting.