Dhoni has retired from cricket!! Yes! You read it right!! But is it MS? Well, no not quite! Dhoni, a sniffer dog, who has helped Mohali police for last 10 years will bid adieu after the second ODI between India and Sri Lanka scheduled on December 13. Dhoni’s mates Preeti and John will also hang boots. A formal farewell on their retirement has been organized.
Amrik Singh, the in-charge of the dog squad, told Chandigarh Newsline that Dhoni joined the district police on February 10, 2007, and since then the dog had assisted them in many high-profile security operations and solving important cases and catching some drug peddlers.
Amrik Singh said, “Dhoni is fond of eating eggs and drinking milk. Dhoni drinks three liters of milk every day and eats 20 to 30 eggs per day in his three meals. Amrik Singh added that Dhoni does not like chapatis,”
“He likes to sleep six to seven hours a day. He sleeps in the daytime. He is a specialist in sniffing explosives. He is the quickest of the dogs we have when it comes to doing any search operations. We are going to miss him. He has been a great asset for us,” he added.
“Dhoni used to assist us in checking at PCA stadium during the international matches. During the world cup semifinal in 2011 between India and Pakistan, when the Prime Ministers of both the countries came to the city, Dhoni was working with us,” Amrik Singh further added.
India plays 3 ODIS on December 10, 13, 17 and 3 T20Is 20, 22, 24 respectively against Sri Lanka in December. The ODIS will be at Dharamshala, Mohali, and Vizag respectively. The T20Is are penciled in at Cuttack, Indore, and Mumbai.
– by Atharva Apte