MS Dhoni’s love for the army is not a secret anymore. The former India cricketer might have been a commissioned officer in the army had he not made it big in the game. But despite being a cricketer, he has never shied away from showing his adulation for the armed forces every now and then. The legendary wicketkeeper-batsman holds an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army.
He recently took a sabbatical from the game in order to serve the army in Jammu and Kashmir. As soon as the World Cup ended in July this year, the 38-year old announced his decision and headed straight to the union territory. Dhoni is now all set to take his love for the army to another level by deciding to produce his maiden television show, an anthology telling stories of decorated army officers.
All about the new show on army
Studionext in collaboration with MS Dhoni will bring forward the unique anthology of episodic stories. The show will bring to life the story of brave army officers, who have been honoured with the Param Vir Chakra and Ashoka Chakra. The series will tell personal stories of military officers as Dhoni wants the people of the country to know about the brave army men.
“During his sabbatical from sports, Dhoni spent a lot of time with army officers. He even went on to complete a two-week stint with India’s Territorial Army. That’s how he got to know more about the brave soldiers. He understood the soldiers and their families’ hardships. Wanting to bring their story to the fore, Dhoni decided to bankroll this project,” a source told Indian Express.
“The show will narrate stories of the brave Param Vir Chakra and Ashoka Chakra awardees. With compelling stories and intriguing content on board, the show is slated for a 2020 release,” the source added. MS Dhoni, meanwhile, is still out of action and has not played a game since the end of the World Cup. The only update that he has given during this period is not to ask him about his future till January.
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