West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell heaped praises on Indian wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni for the latter’s dedication and love for the Indian Army.

In a series of tweets on Sunday, the seamer, who garnered popularity during the recently concluded World Cup in England and Wales for his trademark ‘salute’ celebration, regarded Dhoni as an “inspirational” figure.

It is to note that Cottrell himself is a soldier in the Jamaican Defence Force.

“This man is an inspiration on the cricket field. But he is also a patriot and a man that gives to his country beyond duty. I have been at home in Jamaica with my boys these past weeks and had time to reflect,” tweeted Cottrell.

In his next tweet, the left-arm pacer shared an old video of Dhoni being honoured.

“I shared this video with friends and family because they know how I feel about honour but the moment between wife and husband truly shows an inspirational kind of love for country and partner. Please enjoy as I did,” he wrote along with the video.

Dhoni holds the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army unit of the Parachute Regiment (106 Para TA battalion). In 2015, he became a qualified paratrooper after having completed five parachute training jumps from Indian Army aircrafts in the Agra training camp.

The Ranchi-lad, who has made himself unavailable for the upcoming West Indies Tour, will serve the Indian Army in Kashmir and will undertake the duties of patrolling, guard and post duty for about 15 days.