The controversy surrounding the ICC taking objection to former Team India captain MS Dhoni wearing the 'Balidaan Badge' of his Para regiment on his wicket-keeping gloves at the World Cup has taken a turn with Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh strongly backing him up.
Taking to Twitter the morning after #DhoniKeepTheGlove became a country-wide call as netizens backed Dhoni's right to wear the gloves, the actor highlighted how the Indian Army has always been independent irrespective of the political party in power and that the badge does not hurt anyone's sentiments.
Earlier, speaking to Republic TV, a number of key personalities from various fields had backed MS Dhoni and called for the BCCI to not succumb, to do what is required to uphold his right to wear the accouterment. While Cricket analyst Kishore Bhimani said that the ICC was showing its muscle without reason, former Team India pacer Sreesanth implored the BCCI to stand for the country and for the citizens to stand for Dhoni.
The International Cricket Council has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India to get the ‘Balidaan Badge’ removed from Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s wicket-keeping gloves spooked Pakistan.
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