Indian cricket team wear Army caps and donated match fees to pay tribute to Indian armed forces

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Former India captain MS Dhoni presented the Indian players with the Army caps prior to the start of the 3rd ODI against Australia in Ranchi.

The entire squad, along with the support staff, gathered in a line with former skipper MS Dhoni handing out the special caps to the everyone.

The Indian players wore special Army caps as tributes to the armed forces before the start of the third ODI against Australia in Ranchi on Friday. The players were presented with the cap by former India captain and local player MS Dhoni.

According to reports, the Indian cricket team will be donning these caps for one match every home season.

At the toss, Virat Kohli also announced that the team would be donating their match fee to the National Defence Fund.

Virat Kholi said: “It’s a special cap. This is to pay respect to the martyrs of the Pulwama attack and their families. All the players in the team have decided to donate our match fees to the National Defence Fund and I as the captain of the team would urge everyone in the country to do the same and contribute to the National Defence Fund and help in the education and well being of the families and children of those who lost their lives in the attack.”