Amid the furore of MS Dhoni wearing the 'Balidaan' badge insignia on his wicketkeeping gloves, many celebrities, politicians, and athletes have jumped to the 37-year-olds defence, netizens included!
Several have joined the #DhoniKeepTheGlove campaign and social media is flooded with reactions of the same. While one wrote, "I salute his love for National and Indian Army", another user remarked, "Love you and stand with you forever". Read some of the reactions below:
Many users also wrote to Republic TV personally. Read below-
"Dhoni should continue the 'Baldiaan Tag' at ICC World Cup 2019".
" I totally oppose to the diktat of ICC and want the BCCI to support Dhoni. The glove is a national tribute to the brave hearts of our country, and we all support him. Keep the glove"
"Everyone should get the Balidaan badge stitched on to their shirt pocket. It is a matter of National pride for everyone"
"We are proud of the Balidaan badge. MS Dhoni should keep it".
Meanwhile, in a big development, sources have said that the BCCI has taken a stance backing MS Dhoni's decision to wear the army insignia honouring the Para-special forces. Sources have also confirmed that India's apex cricket body has 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.