MS Dhoni sports gloves with Indian Army insignia, Twitter salutes the passion and love
During the match in Southampton, fans spotted a special symbol embroidered on the gloves of team India’s wicket-keeper, MS Dhoni, and it created a huge buzz online.Updated: Jun 06, 2019 12:08 IST
A dominant performance by the Indian team saw their World Cup campaign get off to a flying start. After the bowlers led the charge and restricted South Africa to 227, India breached the target courtesy a defiant century by Rohit Sharma.
During the match in Southampton, fans spotted a special symbol embroidered on the gloves of team India’s wicket-keeper, MS Dhoni, and it created a huge buzz online.
There were plenty of close-up shots of the same and it showed the regimental dagger insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces also known as ‘Balidaan’ symbolising sacrifice and it sent fans in a tizzy. Fans were blown over by this gesture and applauded the former Indian captain for his unbridled love and support for the Indian army.
MS Dhoni, who has been conferred an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment in 2011, has also undergone training under the Para Brigade in 2015.
Here is how Twitter reacted to this brilliant gesture:
Noticed the "Balidan" mark on @msdhoni wicket keeping gloves.This insignia represents the Indian Parachute Regiment which he is a part off.I like how he keeps it so close to his life while most of his counterparts r just poster boys @majorgauravarya #CricketKaCrown #Dhoni @adgpi pic.twitter.com/Kh0yhDtQkL— Vibhor Mohla (@Vibhormohla) June 5, 2019
That’s the regimental dagger insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces on Dhoni’s gloves: pic.twitter.com/YKoA5Az54o— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) June 5, 2019
🙏🙏🙏— 🎊🎉Good Vibes🎊🎉 (@rnadxb) June 6, 2019
MSD is part of Indian Army. That’s the regimental dagger insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces on Dhoni’s gloves .Also called the Balidaan (‘sacrifice’) badge, it appears to be officially printed/embroidered on Dhonis's SG Cricket gloves. pic.twitter.com/5ZGkRiNWe1
Lt. Colonel of Territorial Army man M.S. Dhoni.— Krrissh Yadhu (@KrrisshYadhu) June 6, 2019
On his gloves we can see the #Balidan badge of the Para Special Forces #ParaSF .... The elite special forces of our nation. #ParachuteRegiment #Paratroopers pic.twitter.com/da87RxKPQx
Salute & respect to MS Dhoni who printed insignia of 'Balidan' on his wicket keeping gloves.👇— Jagdish Dangi (@jagdishjd07) June 6, 2019
That's the regimental dagger insignia which represents the Para SF, Special Operations unit of Indian Army attached to Parachute Regiment.🙏🇮🇳 @msdhoni #BCCI#INDvSA #Dhoni #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/PIriFyBLW0
First Published: Jun 06, 2019 12:03 IST