As India face Australia in 3rd ODI at Ranchi, they will be donning Army Caps as a tribute to the Armed Forces of the country.
Additionally, they will also be donating their match fees to the families of soldiers who lost their lives in Pulwama Attack.
#TeamIndia will be sporting camouflage caps today as mark of tribute to the loss of lives in Pulwama terror attack and the armed forces— BCCI (@BCCI) March 8, 2019
And to encourage countrymen to donate to the National Defence Fund for taking care of the education of the dependents of the martyrs #JaiHind pic.twitter.com/fvFxHG20vi
Talking about the same, capatin Virat Kohli said before toss:
We’re all donating our match fees of this game to the families of the martyrs. I urge everyone in the country to do the same and stick to the families of our armed forces.
There is news that this initiative was taken by MS Dhoni, who was given the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in November 2011.
So the Indian team will wear army camouflage style caps today in tribute to, and in solidarity with, the armed forces. Maybe in future, one cricket day will be dedicated to the armed forces. No surprise this is a Dhoni initiative.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 8, 2019
This match is also special because it is probably the last time Dhoni is playing at his homeground Ranchi.