In an amazing gesture, the Indian team is wearing camouflaged caps in the third ODI at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. This is team India’s tribute to the martyrs of the Pulwama terror attack, in which at least 40 CRPF Jawans lost their lives.

MS Dhoni, who is also a Lieutenant Colonel gave away the caps to the players of the Indian cricket team before the toss. Now, team India will have a game every calendar year where they will be seen wearing camouflaged caps in order to pay tribute to the Indian Armed Forces.

“The idea is to pay tribute to the armed forces and their families. To encourage countrymen to donate to the National Defence Fund for taking care of the education of the dependants of the martyrs,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying by IANS on Friday.

The official further added, “It’s fitting that the start of this annual event is being done at the home town of Lt. Col. Dhoni because it is not a superficial event but a sincere one. I for one will not be surprised if Dhoni ends up doing active service after he hangs his boots. To me, today’s symbolic act depicting solidarity with the forces is more powerful than the one involving monetary donation by the BCCI.”

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