Indian cricket team is currently playing the series decider of the 3-match Test series against Sri Lanka in New Delhi. Followed by, the hosts will shift the action to the limited-overs cricket (ODIs and T20Is). A 3-match ODI series will be played between India and Sri Lanka which will be the final 50-over series for Virat Kohli and Co. in 2017.
India, who have put an impressive performance this year, will be keen to beat Sri Lanka and continue their good form. However, after the second ODI, which will be held at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on 13th December, a ceremonious tribute will be paid to Dhoni, who is set to retire after the game.
Yes, Dhoni is going to retire after the second ODI between India and Sri Lanka at Mohali. Mind you, this is not former India skipper MS Dhoni we are talking about, whose cricket future has become a hot topic of discussion.
The character here referred is Dhoni, a sniffer dog 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 Mohali police have been benefiting from Dhoni’s services ever since he was three-years-old, with the Labrador assisting them in many security operations.
Two other dogs, John and Preeti will also retire along with Dhoni and are set to be given for adoption to people interested in looking after them. The dogs will be up for adoption with interested people having to fight it out in an auction where all the dogs have a reserve price of Rs 800.
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Dhoni was brought from Ahmednagar when he was just three months old and trained at the Phillaur police academy. According to the reports, Dhoni had joined the police service back in 2007 and has since helped them in several high profile cases, including catching drug peddlers and sniffing out explosives.
“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, Dhoni was working with us,” Amrik Singh, the in-charge of the dog squad said.
“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 doing any search operations. We are going to miss him. He has been a great asset for us,” he added.