Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the captain of the Indian squad in limited overs cricket, on Friday began his training to turn into a qualified para-trooper.
Dhoni Is The First Cricketer On Earth To Train As Paratrooper :
Dhoni, one of the most generously compensated players on the planet, is a privileged deputy colonel in 106 Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army (TA) and has chosen to legitimize his rank.
“His two-week preparing will now begin with classroom lessons took after by fundamental toughening activities alongside associated paratrooper learners,” said chief Basantkumar B Pande, public relations officer (defense), Allahabad and Lucknow.
Captain Cool, as he is prominently known, reported at the Indian Army’s 50 Para Brigade for his essential preparing in Agra late on Thursday evening. He will experience the preparation at the Indian Air Force’s Paratroopers Training School (PTS).
In these two-weeks, he will take classroom lessons on fundamental strategies of para-bouncing took after by toughening activities to help set up the body for hopping off a flying machine with a parachute. It will likewise incorporate the standard pre-fly fake drill in a corridor where he will experience the movements of a para-hop in an expansive lobby by hopping off a stage with a rope connected for backing.
It is then where he will be permitted to board an A 32 – a Russian fabricated cutting edge transport/payload flying machine of Indian Air Force – to make his first fly as a paratrooper. To qualify as a parachute jumper, he will need to do at least five flyd from a tallness of 10,000 feet off a plane—four during the day and one during the evening.
Dhoni, who as of now has the maroon paratrooper beret which is an indication of having been appointed in the tip top Para Regiment, would gain the privilege to wear the desired Para Wings badge when making at least five effective para-flyd.
While Dhoni is the first cricketer on the planet to prepare as a paratrooper, he is not the first or just sportsperson to accomplish a privileged TA rank—cricketer Kapil Dev and shooter Abhinav Bindra too were among the list. Be that as it may, Dhoni is without a doubt the first to really work for the “wings” on his olive greens.
Dhoni was given the privileged rank of a Lt Col in the TA, in November 2011 and had said that his first aspiration was to turn into an armed force officer yet his destiny guided him into cricket. Around then, some had even condemned the choice to commission him into a parachute regiment saying he didn’t know how to fly off a plane. Be that as it may, now MSD, who is a man with numerous interests, will endeavor the most dangerous errand ever in his life.