Sheldon Cottrell pays golden tribute to fellow ‘soldier’ MS Dhoni

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, July 29th, 2019 | 0

There’s one thing in common between MS Dhoni and Sheldon Cottrell. Apart from being cricketers, the duo has served their country in another way too.

While Cottrell happens to be a soldier with Jamaican Defence Force, Dhoni is an honourary Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army.

So when Dhoni decided to take some time off cricket to carry out patrolling and guard duties in the Kashmir Valley, Cottrell couldn’t hold back his excitement.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, Cottrell shared an old video of Dhoni walking like an armyman to receive Padma Bhushan from the President.

“This man is an inspiration on the cricket field. But he is also a patriot and a man that gives to his country beyond duty. I have been at home in Jamaica with my boys these past weeks and had time to reflect,” Cottrell wrote.

He added: “I shared this video with friends and family because they know how I feel about honour but the moment between wife and husband truly shows an inspirational kind of love for country and partner. Please enjoy as I did.”

Cottrell is not the first one to laud Dhoni. Former Indian cricketers Gautam Gambhir and Kapil Dev also heaped praise on the 2011 World Cup-winning captain for his commitment in serving the nation.

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