Well, we all knew that India One Day International Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was taking up the training with the Elite Parachute Regiment of the India Army and he was scheduled to make five parachute jumps at the end of the 2-week course.
Now that the course has come to an end, Captain Cool, like always maintaining his calm, made the first of 5 jumps from 10, 000 feet at around 7:10 AM on Wednesday at the 50th Parachute Brigade in Agra.
An honorary Lieutenant Colonel in 106 Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army (TA), MSD decided to undergo the drill to justify his rank.
Dhoni is now set for the pending 4 jumps from at least 10, 000 feet including one jump during the night to become a qualified parajumper.
While the skipper is the first cricketer in the world to train as a parajumper, however, he is not the only and the first sportsperson to attain an honorary TA rank as former Indian Cricket Captain Kapil Dev and shooter Abhinav Bindra were as well ‘commissioned’.