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Wanted to become a soldier, became a cricketer: Dhoni

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MUMBAI: The Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is making news again, after getting a new Mohawk look, he now reveals that he wanted to become a soldier since childhood. He used to visit Ranchi Kent area but destiny intervened, and he became a cricketer.

Dhoni spent a day with military personnel in the Parachute Regiment and AajTak captured these special moments. He spoke with soldiers, learned a lot from them; saw what kind of military attack during the turn lock on the front is conducted. Dhoni is fond of shooting targets at a shooting range and heavily planted. Every shot was perfectly fitted to Dhoni, Dhoni smiled but missed once. In these talks Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that he is very afraid of heights. He said it came from the bottom up, “The uniform is something special. Maybe this is all in the uniform, I was not afraid.''

Dhoni after the evening tea party did some singing and dancing with the troops. On being asked how does he manage to keep his cool Dhoni joked, “The day I have to press conference, a day before that I go and sit in the fridge, that’s how I always remain cool.”

Dhoni’s emotional side also came about, when he met with the widows and the children of the soldiers. Dhoni spent time with the children of military widows, and met with all their demands and also gave autographs and posed for pictures.

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