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Dhoni completes parachute jump at Army training

August 19, 2015 12:57 IST

Mahendra Singh Dhoni completed his first parachute jump from an Indian Air Force aircraft on Wednesday

Mahendra Singh Dhoni does his first parachute jump from an Indian Air Force aircraft on Wednesday. Photograph: MS Dhoni/Facebook

India’s One-Day International captain, also an honorary member of the Indian army, Mahendra Singh Dhoni had a memorable day in Agra on Wednesday during training at an army camp.

A file image of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's visit to the borderLt Colonel MS Dhoni, completed his first parachute jump from an Indian Air Force aircraft on Wednesday as part of his training with the Territorial Army.

The ace cricketer, had undergone training in Para Jump by Para Training School on August 5, at the Para Brigade, in Agra for the event.

Dhoni had in 2011 donned the uniform of a commando as he was conferred an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment. He was conferred the honour for outstanding contribution in the field of sports and his commitment to the Army on various occasions.

"It's a real honour as I always wanted to be part of the Indian Army. It's (joining the Indian Army) something that I always wanted to achieve as a kid and now that I have donned the olive greens, my dream has been fulfilled," Dhoni had then said.

Since then, Dhoni has maintained that he would "definitely" want to serve the Army actively once he bids adieu to the game.

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