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MS Dhoni to train with paramilitary regiment, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat approves request

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WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 21, 2019, 10.02 PM (IST) Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

Former captain of the Indian cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be able to train with the Indian Army's paramilitary regiment as his request has been approved by General Bipin Rawat, news agency ANI reported citing top Army sources. 

Dhoni is expected to train with the Parachute Regiment battalion. 

While some part of his training is expected to take place in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army has made clear that Dhoni will not be allowed to be part of any active operation, ANI reported. 

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Meanwhile, intense speculation seems to have built around his retirement after India's semi-final exit from the recently concluded Cricket World Cup. 

Dhoni, who quit playing the Test format in 2014, has opted out of the upcoming Windies tour where India will play three T20s, three ODIs and two Tests. It has been reported that he will be spending two months with his paramilitary regiment. 

Dhoni is an honorary lieutenant colonel in India's territorial army and has pulled out of the tour to serve his regiment.