Indian cricketer Suresh Raina visited a forward post of the army in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday to boost the morale of the soldiers and acquaint himself with the hardships they face while protecting the country's border.
"Suresh Raina visited a forward post on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir today (Sunday). The visit was a morale booster for the troops deployed in the harsh and rugged terrain of Kashmir," defence spokesman Colonel N.N. Joshi told reporters here.
"The cricketer was acquainted with the challenges a soldier faces when deployed on the LoC.
In his interaction with the soldiers, Raina "applauded the efforts made by the Indian Army jawans in keeping a constant vigil on the LoC", the spokesperson said.
The cricketer shared some light moments and his personal experiences with the soldiers.
He also had a meal with the soldiers and admired their "culinary acumen".
Raina belongs to a Kashmiri Pandit family from Anantnag district, though he has never played for Jammu and Kashmir in the Ranji Trophy domestic cricket tournament.