Team India Pay Tribute to Indian Armed Forces, Donate Match Fee
The third ODI in Ranchi between India and Australia was already a special one for the spectators with local boy MS Dhoni playing possibly his career’s final ODI at home.
But minutes before the toss, the players made it an extra special match for everyone around as they donned camouflage caps as a gesture of respect for the Indian Armed Forces.
According to reports, the Indian cricket team will be donning these caps for one match every home season.
The entire squad, along with the support staff, gathered in a line with former skipper MS Dhoni handing out the special caps to the everyone.
At the toss, Indian skipper Virat Kohli also announced that the team would be donating their match fee to the National Defence Fund.
“It’s a special cap. This is to pay respect to the martyrs of the Pulwama attack and their families. All the players in the team have decided to donate our match fees to the National Defence Fund and I as the captain of the team would urge everyone in the country to do the same and contribute to the National Defence Fund and help in the education and well being of the families and children of those who lost their lives in the attack.”Virat Kohli, Captain - India