Ahead of the toss in the third ODI at Ranchi, local legend MS Dhoni gave another proof of his love for the Indian army.
It is a known fact that if MSD was not a cricketer, he would have been in the army. And on Friday, his special gesture to remember the brave soldiers who lost their lives in the Pulwama attack made Ranchi be even prouder of their favourite son.
The former India captain handed out camouflage caps to all his team members who will be wearing them during the match to pay their tributes to the armed forces. At the toss, India captain Virat Kohli also revealed that every player in the team will be donating his match fee to the National Defence Fund.
It is not a one-off thing. From now on, one game every calendar year will see the 'Men in Blue' wear camouflaged caps as they look to pay tribute to the Indian Armed Forces.
#TeamIndia will be sporting camouflage caps today as mark of tribute to the loss of lives in Pulwama terror attack and the armed forces— BCCI (@BCCI) March 8, 2019
And to encourage countrymen to donate to the National Defence Fund for taking care of the education of the dependents of the martyrs #JaiHind pic.twitter.com/fvFxHG20vi
It is for a reason that MS Dhoni, even though he is not in the army, has been given the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel by the Territorial Army.