Mumbai: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat approved former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni's request to train with the Parachute regiment for two months, top Army sources said on Sunday.
The wicket-keeper batsman had requested the Indian Army to allow him to train with a Territorial Army battalion of the Parachute regiment for two months.
Meanwhile, an old video of Dhoni has resurfaced on the internet showing the former skipper in military fatigues.
The three-year-old clip shows MS Dhoni, an honorary Lieutenant Colonel, meeting army personnel. The video shows him travelling in a Mahindra XUV500, which earned Dhoni appreciation from the chairman of Mahindra group.
"MS, you look good in those military fatigues...and you also look good in the transport allotted to you," wrote Mahindra in his tweet addressed to Dhoni.
This 3 yr old video was posted in my #whatsappwonderbox today. MS, you look good in those military fatigues...and you also look good in the transport allotted to you! 😊 @msdhoni pic.twitter.com/TpjoJSyHX5— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 23, 2019
Mahindra's tweet has received over 8000 likes and over a thousand comments, praising Team India's former skipper.
You are an astute marketeer...must say.— Jigar Shah (@jigarushah) July 23, 2019
Both Dhoni and XUV 500 are my favorites— Latha Kumar (@Latha_Kumar) July 23, 2019
A soldier is never off duty... Representing his country on nd off the field .♥️♥️🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳♥️♥️— Chirag Sharma🇮🇳 (@ChiragSharma_) July 23, 2019
The 38-year-old on Saturday made himself 'unavailable' for the Indian team's tour of West Indies as speculations raged about his future.