MS Dhoni named in 15-member defence ministry panel to review NCC

It is worth noting that MS Dhoni was awarded the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army in 2011.

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Updated - 17 September 2021 12:25 PM

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Former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) has been named in a 15-member panel constituted by the Defense Ministry to review the National Cadet Corps (NCC). The panel includes various notable figures from the country including Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra, Col (Retd.) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Rajya Sabha Member Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and is headed by former lawmaker Baijayant Panda.

The panel is constituted to comprehensively review NCC in order to make it more relevant in changing times. The 15-member committee will suggest “measures which can empower NCC cadets to contribute more effectively towards nation-building and national developmental efforts in various sectors”.

MS Dhoni holds a rank in the Indian Army

It is worth noting that MS Dhoni was awarded the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army in 2011. He became a qualified paratrooper in 2015 after completing five parachute training jumps from Indian Army aircraft. After the 2019 World Cup, Dhoni trained with the parachute regiment for more than a month.

MS Dhoni to mentor Team India in T20 WC

MS Dhoni is known as one of the best finishers and best game readers to have played the game ever. He has contributed immensely during his playing days and is now named as the mentor of the Indian team for the 2021 T20 World Cup. He is also regarded as one of the best captains around the world. Under his captaincy, India has won all three ICC trophies, a feat that no other captain has achieved. He retired from Test cricket in 2014 and hanged his boots from the limited-overs cricket on 15th August 2020.

Dhoni is currently in UAE to play in the second leg of IPL 2021. Captaining the CSK side, Dhoni has won 3 IPL titles, the latest of them came in 2018. In the current edition, Dhoni’s CSK is placed at second position in the points table. The CSK side will lock horns against Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians which will be the resumption of the IPL 2021. The match is slated to be held on 19th September in Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.



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