ICC's intervention in MS Dhoni wearing the 'Balidaan badge' insignia on his wicketkeeping gloves during the India vs South Africa World Cup match has created a massive controversy across multiple spectrums.
Speaking in the matter, BJP MP Dr Subramanian Swamy gave a piece of "unasked" advice for Dhoni. Taking to Twitter on Friday, Dr Swamy said that Dhoni will lose nothing agreeing to the ICC rules no matter how intrusive it is.
He further asked him to terminate this controversy which has nothing to with his awe-inspiring cricket. He later said: "anti-Indian forces would like this controversy to grow".
Prominent personalities from all platforms have come out to back MS Dhoni amid the row. From sports fraternity including legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh and Olympian Sushil Kumar to Bollywood actors including Ritesh Deshmukh and Paresh Rawal, prominent personalities expressed their support to Dhoni.
While the BCCI has backed Dhoni over keeping the glove on Friday, the ICC CEO Dave Richardson speaking to Republic TV said that there clearly seems to be a violation of the dress code while declining to comment on MS Dhoni's intention.
"There is a specific rule of ICC that clearly talks about the dress code. Clearly, this seems to be a violation. I am not commenting on what was Dhoni's intention but ICC may or may not reconsider its stand even if Dhoni & BCCI convince their intention," Dave Richardson said.
Earlier in the day, the BCCI had spoken to Republic TV sources saying that they had already written a letter to the ICC on seeking clearance for MS Dhoni to continue wearing the insignia badge on his gloves, with the Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai confirming the news.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment in 2011 and had undergone basic training under the Para Brigade in 2015, showed his love for the Army during India's maiden clash against South Africa on Wednesday.