Amid continuing uproar on the issue of freedom of expression in the country, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni called for respect to the armed forces, saying that the nation is in a position to debate because of the men in uniform.
As v have this debate on freedom of speech our forces r making sure v stay in position to keep debating.- Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) February 21, 2016
Spl forces and commando unit's r normal ppl like u and me who r highly motivated and trained to put the interest of the nation before self- Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) February 21, 2016
Dhoni holds the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army.
His comments come in the backdrop of a raging debate on freedom of expression after an event against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus where anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.