Was it just the donning of a camouflaged military cap, or an act with a broader impact against the backdrop of the heightened espousing of nationalism in recent times? Was it an act of affectionate concordance towards CRPF jawans or just a little more than that? Was it a thank giving gratitude or the hour requirement?
A lot of thoughts piled at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) in Ranchi – yes at a cricket stadium. JSCA was surrounded with a lot of emotions, inclined towards one thought – was the gesture by the Indian team good or bad?
On this, a lot of opinions came and populous too to the twitter to express their thoughts. On this, NewsNation brings to you two opposite sides of this story.
Here are the tweets:
As we say, a Player like Dhoni walks in once in 100 years. But a Human like Dhoni, once in a lifetime pic.twitter.com/f08bLOWWSG— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) March 8, 2019
If this is a new trend of @ICC to show one's power in ground,Pakistan must take advantage of it for #Kashmir. We don't need to wear camouflage caps as our action speaks louder than silly gestures. We should tie up black bands to unveil india's state terrorism in IOK #UsmanKhawaja pic.twitter.com/EzTWemnjlw— Saira Anwer (@SairaAnwer1) March 9, 2019
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
Indian players played one day game against Australia by wearing military camouflage caps to honor Pulwama attack victims, should Pakistani players play PSL by wearing Pak airforce caps? ..😉#PSL2019 pic.twitter.com/EBpAEjlwvT— Sohail Cheema MD (@sohailcheemamd) March 8, 2019
Team India to play with the camouflage cap as tribute to armed forces and dedicate the match fee received from the match towards armed forces. This might be an initiative from MS Dhoni#JaiHind 🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/UdBrbfwj03 pic.twitter.com/Q8s5sc4Uql— lalυ (@manthenalalu) March 8, 2019
A Pakistan born Australian has scored a hundred against India the day they decided to sport camouflage caps to show solidarity with their armed forces🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/WBdKYVcvmb— Raja ®|© راجہ (@OyeRaja) March 8, 2019
Lt Colonel MSDhoni presents the camouflage cap Virat Kohli. ❤️
Team India will be sporting camouflage caps today as mark of tribute to the loss of lives in Pulwama terror attack and the armed forces. 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/Hd4hXHhbxS— DHONIsm™ ❤️ (@DHONIism) March 8, 2019
Meanwhile, the two teams will lock horns against each other for the fourth one-day International in Mohali on March 10. India, on one hand, will look to bounce back and take an unassailable lead in this five-match ODI series. Australia, on the other, will look to continue their winning momentum and square the series.
Usman Khawaja was awarded as the man of the match in the third encounter for scoring a maiden ton in the fifth encounter.