21-gun salute for Team India and South Africa

Despite starting on a sore note, India can look forward to second Test match at Sabina Park, where both teams will receive a 21-gun salute by the South Africa National Defence Force. In past, the soccer and rugby teams have been honored, getting salute from the Defence Force, gentleman’s game will witness it for the very first time, having received confirmation from the department concerned.

Speaking to CricketNext, one of the army officials said that, “Not that I can remember any cricket match having the army and navy match in and perform their skills. Clearly, cricket is gaining in popularity and that is a good sign. Kids should be encouraged to play all sorts of sports and this bears testimony to that.”

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