Over the past few days people from all over the country has shown their support and paid tributes to the Indian Army who are responsible for the country’s well being. And the Indian cricket team did the same before their 3rd ODI against Australia in Ranchi.
- The Indian players wore special Army caps as tributes to the armed forces before the start of the third ODI against Australia in Ranchi on Friday.
- The players were presented with the cap by former India captain and local player Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
- The move comes a few weeks after Indian players saluted the Indian Air Force after it bombed the terror camps at Balakot in Pakistan, in response to the Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
- Virat Kohli was seen addressing the toss wearing the special cap.
- Kohli said after winning the toss:
“This is a special cap, it’s a tribute to the Armed forces.”
- Kohli further said that the Indian team will be donating their entire match fees from the third ODI to the families of the martyrs.
“We’re all donating our match fees of this game to the families of the martyrs. I urge everyone in the country to do the same and stick to the families of our armed forces.”
- According to reports, the idea of wearing camouflage caps was of none other than world cup winning skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
- But it was not just the players as the Indian commentators were handed the cap.
- Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar gave away the caps in the commentary box.
What a way to show support to our armed forces!