Jersey on the field and uniform outside, these players play ‘double role’ for the country. MS Dhoni to Sachin Tendulkar abhinav bindra kapil dev Sportspersons who served in the Indian armed forces

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TV9 Bharatvarsh | Edited By: Riya Kasana

Updated on: Jan 26, 2023 | IST

Many stars of the sports world have received honorary degrees in the army. From cricketer to Olympic medalist are included in this list

Today i.e. on January 26, the whole country is immersed in the celebration of Republic Day. On this special day, know about those players who are seen on the field in Team India’s jersey as well as army uniforms. (Getty Images)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni always wanted to join the Indian Army.  His dream came true after becoming a cricketer.  World Cup winning captain Dhoni was given the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army in the year 2011.  He has gone to meet Indian Army soldiers many times.  (Getty Images)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni always wanted to join the Indian Army. His dream came true after becoming a cricketer. World Cup winning captain Dhoni was given the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army in the year 2011. He has gone to meet Indian Army soldiers many times. (Getty Images)

The Air Force gave an honorary rank to India's great batsman Sachin Tendulkar.  In 2011, the Air Force honored Sachin with the honorary rank of Group Captain. Giving Sachin the title of Group Captain, the then Air Force Chief PV Naik also announced his flight from the Sukhoi fighter aircraft.  (Getty Images)

The Air Force gave an honorary rank to India’s great batsman Sachin Tendulkar. In 2011, the Air Force honored Sachin with the honorary rank of Group Captain. Giving Sachin the title of Group Captain, the then Air Force Chief PV Naik also announced his flight from the Sukhoi fighter aircraft. (Getty Images)

  Indian captain Kapil Dev, who won the first World Cup to the country, also has an honorary rank in the army.  In the year 2008, he was awarded the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  When he was given an honorary rank, the Additional Director General of the Territorial Army also made him the brand ambassador.  (Getty Images)

Indian captain Kapil Dev, who won the first World Cup to the country, also has an honorary rank in the army. In the year 2008, he was awarded the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. When he was given an honorary rank, the Additional Director General of the Territorial Army also made him the brand ambassador. (Getty Images)

Apart from the cricketer, Abhinav Bindra, who won gold medal in the Olympics, also has an honorary rank in the army.  He got gold in the Olympics in 2008 and then in the year 2011, he was given the honorary lieutenant colonel rank in the army.  (Getty Images)

Apart from the cricketer, Abhinav Bindra, who won gold medal in the Olympics, also has an honorary rank in the army. He got gold in the Olympics in 2008 and then in the year 2011, he was given the honorary lieutenant colonel rank in the army. (Getty Images)

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