This 'Dhoni' to retire after India-Sri Lanka One Day match

The white Labrador named 'Dhoni' also worked during India-Pakistan semifinal match in the 2011 World Cup

A sniffer dog named Dhoni is all set to retire after the upcoming India versus Sri Lanka One Day Internationals. Dhoni has been an employee with the Mohali district police for the last decade. The white labrador is all set to complete his service and retire after the match on December 13. The Mohali police will have a formal farewell ceremony for Dhoni along with two other dogs, John and Preeti, who will also retire on the same day.

Amrik Singh, who is the in-charge of the dog squad, told Chandigarh Newsline that Dhoni joined the district police on February 10, 2007.

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Amrik Singh said,

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.

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He added,

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.

Post the retirement, the three dogs will be up for adoption. The adoption process will be done via auction. All the three pets have a reserve price of Rs 800 each.

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