Former India opener Gautam Gambhir hailed MS Dhoni’s decision to serve the Indian Army saying that the former India captain’s move would motivate the youth of the country to join the armed forces. Gambhir termed Dhoni’s army stint as a ‘fantastic’ move and said it proves how much he is dedicated towards serving the nation.
During a recent interview, Gautam said that though I was criticised MS on a number of occasions, this time around I will praise the Indian wicket keeper batsman for the brilliant step he has taken for the Indian Army.
“Dhoni’s decision to join the army is a fantastic move. I have said many a times that Dhoni needs to spend time with the Indian Army if he really wishes to wear the uniform and now by deciding to really serve the army, he has proved his dedication,” Gambhir told media persons.
“This move from Dhoni will motivate thousands of youngsters to join the Indian Army,” Gambhir added.
Dhoni will serve the Indian army in Kashmir and will undertake the duties of patrolling, guard and post duty for about 15 days, the Indian Army said in a statement on Thursday.
Dhoni, who made himself unavailable for the West Indies series to serve his regiment, will formally join his duty in Kashmir on July 31. The former India captain will stay with the army till August 15, the army said in a statement.