Leh, June 6: Team India skipper MS Dhoni, also the good will ambassador of the Indian Army reached Ladakh, a part of his two-day tour and inaugurated a newly constructed Army ground at Leh on Tuesday.
The Indian captain, was the guest of honour for a friendly cricket match that was played between the Indian Army and a team of Ladakhi locals before inaugurating the army ground, which happens to be the highest cricket ground in the world.
While hundreds of fans waited outside the ground to get a glimpse of the World Cup winning captain, the strict Army officials did not allow the fans to enter the venue as they had to leave the premises with dejected hearts.
Having been associated with the Army for a such activities, Dhoni said he was interested in joining the army before starting his career as a cricketer, but instead joined the Indian Railways.
"I am fortunate that now I am able to be a part of Indian Army," said Dhoni.
"I am not here to boost Indian Army. To see the jawans serving in such a situation really boosted me further," he added.
During the two-day tour, Dhoni is also planning to visit Siachen glacier, which is happens to be the highest battleground in the world. Earlier Dhoni visited Baramulla, 55 kms from Srinagar, forward area of the Line of Control (LoC) and interacted with school children and other officials at the venue on Tuesday.