MS Dhoni interacted with budding cricketers of the Uri sector of the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kahsmir and offered them valuable tips about the game and how they can go about it. The former India cricketer told the cricketers that they need to focus on fitness first and then they can move on to skills.
While thousands gathered early in the morning considering the Ranchi cricketer’s massive popularity across the world, in a shocking incident, pro-Shahid Afridi slogans were heard when Dhoni arrived at the venue. Local media reported that some of the locals chanted ‘Boom Boom Afridi’ slogans as Dhoni, who holds an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army, interacted with aspiring cricketers.
On the same occasion, when asked whether India should resume cricketing ties with Pakistan, the 36-year-old said, “When we talk about cricket, in most people’s opinion it is a sport, but when it comes to India and Pakistan series, it is much more than that. It is also a diplomatic and political decision.”
MS Dhoni, a famed Indian cricketer, is honourary Lt Colonel in Indian army. He is in valley for several days now where met school children and enthusiastic cricketers.