The Indian players wore special Army caps as tributes to the soldiers before the beginning of the third ODI against Australia in Ranchi on Friday. The players were bestowed with the cap by former Asian country captain and native player MS Dhoni.
The move comes a number of weeks when Indian players saluted the Indian Air Force when it bombed the fear camps at Balakot in Pakistan, in response to the Pulwama attack that killed forty CRPF personnel.
Kohli conjointly accessorial that the Indian team are going to be donating their entire match fees from the third ODI to the families of the martyrs. He conjointly urged everybody to affix in.
“We’re all donating our match fees of this game to the families of the martyrs. I urge everybody within the country to try and do constant and continue the families of our soldiers,” he told Murali Karthik at the toss.
Dhoni, who was given the unearned rank of colonel in November 2011, is probably going to be taking part in his final game at his environs within the blue jersey. per reports, it absolutely was the wicketkeeper-batsman himself who came up with the concept.
Not simply the players, even the Indian commentators were bimanual the cap. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar gave away the caps within the statement box. He gave the cap to Sanjay Manjrekar, Murali Karthik, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and Harsha Bhogle. Manjrekar came back the gesture by handing the cap to Gavaskar.
India ar presently leading 2-0 and a win at Ranchi can seal the series for the hosts.
Tags : #