Sniffer dog ‘Dhoni’ to retire after Mohali One-Day against Sri Lanka

The second ODI will be played on December 13 in Mohali.

Sniffer dog
Sniffer dog. (Photo Source: Indian Express)

The three-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka is all set to commence on December 10 after the conclusion of the ongoing Test series. The second game of the series will be played in Mohali during which Dhoni is set to retire after serving for almost 10 years. The game will be memorable as a formal farewell ceremony will also be arranged for him. However, Dhoni is none other than a sniffer dog working with the Mohali district police for last 10 years.

Dhoni, the white labrador, is set to complete his service on December 13 after the second ODI in Mohali. John and Preeti, the other two dogs will also retire along with him as they will be given for adoption to people interested in taking care of them. Dhoni joined Mohali police when he was just three months old and since then the dog has assisted them in many high-profile security operations.

Dhoni was present for India-Pakistan game in 2011

Amrik Singh, the in-charge of the dog squad, informed more on Dhoni and how he helped the police during the World Cup in 2011. “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,” he said according to Indian Express.

“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,” Amrik added in praise of Dhoni. The other two dogs John and Preeti will also hang their boots after the game and they will be given a formal farewell as well.