Team India flaunted a special camouflage cap in the third ODI against Australia as a mark of respect for the CRPF personals who were killed in the terror attack at Pulwama recently. The Indian players will also be donating the match fees for this game to the National Defense Fund.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli explained about this gesture by Team India at the toss. He said that it is a special cap and this is is to pay respect to the martyrs of the Pulwama attack and their families.
He stated that all the players have decided to donate their match fees from this particular game to the National Defence Fund and he as the captain of the team, would urge everyone in the country to do the same, donate how much ever they can to the National Defence Fund and help in the education and well-being of the families and the children of those who lost their lives in the attack. So the Indian cricketer feels that this is a very special cap and a very special game indeed.
Before the start of the third ODI at Ranchi, former India skipper MS Dhoni presented the special cap to all members of the Indian team and the support staff.
BCCI in their tweet said, ‘
#TeamIndia will be sporting camouflage caps today as mark of tribute to the loss of lives in Pulwama terror attack and the armed forces And to encourage countrymen to donate to the National Defence Fund for taking care of the education of the dependents of the martyrs #JaiHind’.
Cricket analyst and commentator Harsha Bhogle tweeted that this initiative is taken by MS Dhoni who is also a honorary lieutenant colonel in the Indian territorial army.