India are currently playing the 3-match Test series against Sri Lanka in New Delhi. Following this, the hosts will shift the action to a three-match ODI series and it will be the final 50-over series for Virat Kohli’s men during the year.
On 13th December, a ceremonious tribute will be paid to Dhoni, who is set to retire after the game. Don’t worry we are not talking about the former India skipper MS Dhoni.
However, another Dhoni, a sniffer dog(White Labrador) who has been working with Mohali police for 10 years, who is set to retire following the second match of the India-Sri Lanka ODI series.
The police will hold a formal farewell ceremony for Dhoni and two other dogs, John and Preeti, who will also retire on the same day. Both have completed their 10 years of service with the district police.
Amrik Singh, the in-charge of the dog squad, told Chandigarh Newsline that Dhoni joined the district police on February 10, 2007, and since then the dog had assisted them in many high-profile security operations and solving important cases and catching some drug peddlers.
“Dhoni used to assist us in checking at PCA stadium during the international matches. During the world cup semifinal in 2011 between India and Pakistan, when the Prime Ministers of both the countries came to the city, he was working with us,” Amrik Singh said.
Amrik Singh said that Dhoni is fond of eating eggs and drinking milk. He drinks three litres of milk every day and eats 20 to 30 eggs per day in his three meals. Amrik Singh added that Dhoni does not like chapatis.
“He likes to sleep six to seven hours a day. He sleeps in the daytime. He is a specialist in sniffing explosives. He is the quickest of the dogs we have when it comes to do any search operations. We are going to miss him. He has been a great asset for us,” he said.