Windies pacer Sheldon Cottrell salutes MS Dhoni for his “love for country and partner”

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West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell has lauded MS Dhoni for being an honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army by calling the former World Cup-winning captain a true patriot.


Cottrell, who became popular during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in the UK for his trademark salute celebration, posted a series of messages on Twitter and also shared a video of Dhoni to praise the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman.

The video was from 2018, when MSD was conferred the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third-highest civilian award, by President Ramnath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.


“This man is an inspiration on the cricket field. But he is also a patriot and a man that gives to his country beyond duty. I have been at home in Jamaica with my boys these past weeks and had time to reflect,” Cottrell wrote his first tweet.

“I shared this video with friends and family because they know how I feel about honor, but the moment between wife and husband truly shows an inspirational kind of love for country and partner. Please enjoy as I did”, he wrote in another.

Dhoni, who opted out of upcoming India’s tour of the West Indies, will carry out patrolling and guard duties with troops during his 15-day stint with a Territorial Army battalion in the Kashmir Valley.


He will be joining the 106 TA Battalion (Para) on July 31 and will continue until August 15.

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