Dhoni accepts offer to join Indian Army

April 5th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Sachin Tendulkar By Praful Kumar Singh

New Delhi, Apr 5 (ANI): Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni after excelling in cricket field is also ready to prove his mark in the battle field and serve the nation, as he has accepted the offer to join the Army.

Dhoni accompanied by team member Suresh Raina met the Chief of Army Staff, General V K Singh, at his residence here this evening.

General Singh felicitated the two cricketers for their achievement and doing the nation proud.

“The Chief of Army Staff exchanged pleasantries with Dhoni and offered an honorary commission to the Indian skipper in the Territorial Army, which he readily accepted. The case for granting him honorary commission will now be processed as per procedure,” said a top Army official.

The Indian skipper also expressed that he has always been keen about joining the Indian Army, and added that he has had many interaction with the ‘fauj’, as he has a number of friends in the army.

Gen Singh commended Dhoni for his excellent leadership qualities and added that he will make the nation proud in many more ways.

Earlier in September last year, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar joined the Indian Air Force (IAF) with the rank of Honorary Group Captain.

Earlier in 2009, former Indian cricket captain and all-rounder Kapil Dev was commissioned into the Territorial Army (TA) as an honorary lieutenant colonel.

Dhoni was felicitated by the Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal PV Naik earlier on Monday. (ANI)

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