A controversy broke out after the world cricket counselling body, International Cricket Council (ICC) took a dig at Dhoni after he was spotted in an ‘Indian army insignia’ on his gloves during the opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup against South Africa in Southampton on Wednesday.
Dhoni’s green keeping gloves had a dagger logo embossed caught the attention of the cricketing continuity along with the International Cricket council (ICC). In India, social media was pouring support for Dhoni to keep his gloves, even politicians including the Sports Minister of India, Kiren Rijiju supported him.
ICC ordered the BCCI to ask Dhoni to remove the sign from the gloves, citing rules that forbid display of messages “which relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes”. However, the BCCI sent a formal request to the ICC for clearance with Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai insisting that there was nothing commercial or religious about the logo.
India face Australia in their next ICC World Cup game on Sunday, and MS Dhoni’s gloves would be closely watched by fans and the entire cricketing community.
Below are a few social media reactions :-
In sasuron ki aisi kam taisi. #DhoniKeepTheGlove
— Yashwant Deshmukh 🇮🇳 (@YRDeshmukh) June 7, 2019
In one stroke, Dhoni has:
* Put contribution of Para Special Forces and appeal of Balidaan Indian Army insignia on centrestage
* Told world that New India wears its patriotism on its sleeves/gloves
* Exposed ICC hypocrisy
* Proved that he’s still the boss#DhoniKeepTheGlove pic.twitter.com/AUPbIoveiJ
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) June 7, 2019