MS Dhoni presented the special caps to all the team members and the support staff soon after the warm-up session at his home ground – the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi.
In an attempt to pay respect to the CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack, India captain Virat Kohli wore a special camouflage cap when he came out for the toss in the third ODI against Australia in Ranchi.
Kohli, who won the toss and opted to bowl, said the entire team will wear the special millitary caps in Ranchi as a tribute to the fallen CRPF men.
The Indian captain added that all the players will donate their match fee of this particular game to the National Defence Fund. The money will be used for the well-being of the families of the Pulwama martyrs.
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Kohli also urged the nation to come forward and donate generously to the National Defence Fund.
The attack took place on February 14 in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, leaving 40 Central Reserve Police Force troopers dead.
According to reports, the move has been mooted by none other than Lt. Col. MS Dhoni (he’s with the Territorial Army) and skipper Kohli.