ICC expressed its displeasure over the gloves that Dhoni used during wicketkeeping. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appealed to the BCCI to ask the wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to remove the army’s mark on his gloves. The ICC has expressed its displeasure with the sign of ‘Sacrifice Badges’ made on Dhoni’s gloves.
In the first match of the ICC World Cup-2019, Dhoni was seen using the Indian Para Special Force mark on the wicket-keeping gloves against South Africa. ICC has asked BCCI to remove this mark from Dhoni’s gloves.
Dhoni was awarded the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment in 2011. Dhoni has also trained in Para Brigade in 2015. Although Dhoni is very much appreciated on social media, the ICC’s thinking and rules are different.
According to ICC rules, “There should not be any message of things like politics, religion or racism during the international match on ICC garments or other things.”
Twitter is not happy with this decision and people are asking Dhoni to keep the badge.
Indian Army has always been independent irrespective of the political party in power. We are proud of them. Lt. Col. @msdhoni has worn the Army insignia as a symbol of pride. Doesn’t hurt anyone’s sentiments, In fact it honours the brave #DhoniKeepTheGlove #WorldCup2019
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) June 7, 2019
WTF! International Cricket Council @ICC orders Indian wicketkeeper Lt. Col. @MSDhoni to remove his Army insignia on his gloves. #DhoniKeepTheGlove & @BCCI shd back him to the hilt. In a World Cup where Islamist moustacheless beards r tolerated, Dhoni's gloves r harmless. #CWC19
— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) June 6, 2019
— Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) June 7, 2019
Shame on #ICC……One small symbol of national pride too much for ICC? They asked dhoni to remove the gloves with army badge . Raise your support for MS Dhoni to bear the 'Balidaan Badge' on his gloves by using the hashtag #DhoniKeepTheGlove pic.twitter.com/9xExwnidDz
— Umesh Garg (@umeshslg) June 6, 2019
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