MS Dhoni wears keeping gloves that sported a symbol of Insignia which translates to 'Balidaan' (The sacrifice our Indian Army has made). Photos went Viral on Social Media

MS Dhoni, who has been conferred with an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment in 2011 made a special tribute to Indian Armed forces in the 2019 Cricket World Cup opener against South Africa and it touched the hearts of many online. 



India won its opener at the ICC World Cup 2019 against South Africa and it is not just the team’s performance that got everyone talking online. During the team’s first match in Ageas Bowl, Southampton, eagle-eyed fans spotted a special symbol embroidered on the gloves of team India’s wicket-keeper, MS Dhoni, and it created a huge buzz online.

Close shots of his green gloves displayed the regimental dagger symbol insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces also known as ‘Balidaan’ symbolising sacrifice which went viral on Social Media. The fans couldn’t stop praising the former skipper for his love and dedication towards his country and the armed forces.

Dhoni, who has been conferred an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment in 2011 made a special tribute and it touched the hearts of many online. He also underwent training under the Para Brigade in the year 2015.

Instantly, numerous photos of his gloves flooded social media sites and fans saluted him for his special gesture. Netizens also pointed out how he has donned the insignia on numerous occasions before be it in his cap or his mobile cover and was thrilled to see it in the World Cup too.

However, the International Cricket Council (ICC) objected to MS Dhoni's decision of sporting an Army crest on his wicketkeeping gloves and asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to remove the insignia from the gloves. 

Meanwhile, BCCI requested the ICC to reconsider its decision in support of MS Dhoni. 


Here are few of those tweets that went viral:




Also Read: ICC rejects BCCI's appeal to reconsider the decision about MS Dhoni's insignia gloves 

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