Ace Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni paid a surprise visit to Army Public School in Srinagar, the summer capital city of Jammu and Kashmir in his capacity as Lt Colonel (Honorary).
The Lt Col Dhoni also emphasised the importance of education and sports during his interaction with the students. Dhoni spent time with school students, share his cricketing moments with them and also gave autographs to many. He also motivated them to play as much as sports they can as sports is best for their physical and mental health.
Though it was a surprised visit, army or school administration has not issued any press release and it came to know from social media, later when contacted senior army officials in J&K confirmed the surprise visit of Dhoni.
A senior army officer posted in Northern Command said, "Dhoni was willing to visit some army school and want to meet students, following the situation in Kashmir, it was planned as a surprise visit only."
Dhoni, who holds an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel, visited the school located inside the Chinar Corps headquarters in the famous Badami Bagh Cantonment at a corner of Srinagar City in a low key and unannounced event on Wednesday.
The Chinar Corps put out a photograph of the former Indian Captain on its Twitter handle, which disclosed Dhoni's visit to media and former Indian Cricket Captain's fans in Kashmir.
"Lt Col (Hony) Mahendra Singh #Dhoni interacting with the enthusiastic children of #APS #Srinagar; emphasised upon importance of #studies and #sports," the tweet accompanying the picture reads.