Despite giving up his captaincy last year, former Indian skipper MS Dhoni remains a mercurial presence on and off the field. Now, he has been roped in by Penguin Random House to pen a foreword for Shoot. Die. Fly. by Rachna Bisht Rawat. The book, targeted at young readers, celebrates India's armed forces with 21 stories of valour by brave men and women.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
A source from the publisher told this diarist that Lt Colonel Dhoni was the obvious choice since he remains an icon, and at the same time, is also a part of the Indian Army in a certain capacity (as territorial officer). He was also excited to come on board as it meant reaching out to the country's youth to consider a career in the armed forces. Well played, again.
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