Watching Dhoni play cricket is a treat to the eyes. Yes, why not the legendary Indian Captain is one of tyhe finest we have with huge recorded success. However, while watching his game on cricket field is quite an interesting experience, when Mahendra Singh Dhoni completed his first para jump during his Army training, he won more fans for himself. Far away from the cricket field, Dhoni realized his dream. The man who is famous for his helicopter shot, made a mark with his maiden para jump from an Indian Air Force aircraft at the Agra airbase on a fine Wednesday morning.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a Lieutenant Colonel, made his first jump at 7 am on Wednesday from a height of 1250 feet from an AN 32 aircraft. He was undergoing training with the Air Force Skydiving team at Paratrooper Training School in Agra. It took 72 seconds for Dhoni, to land on the ground.
Dhoni who has been training under PTS from August 6 took a jump from the aircraft with a canopy static line parachute and has reached ground at Malpura dropping zone near Agra. It was his first jump and he underwent training and will be performing four more jumps from a height of 10,000 feet. These will be executed in the night, in order to become a qualified parajumper, as told by Defence sources.
While Indian cricket team is busy with the test series in Sri lanka, the ODI and T20 captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been working hard for two weeks, training for jumps. In September 2011, Dhoni and Olympic Gold Medalist Abhinav Bindra were conferred the honorary Lieutenant Colonel rank. The master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar is also an honorary Group captain in the IAF, while Kapil Dev too holds the rank of honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army.