Mahendra Singh Dhoni's love for the Army is well known and the Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in Parachute Regiment has now chosen a unique way of paying tribute to the armed forces.
During the opening World Cup fixture against South Africa in Southampton, Dhoni's gloves attracted special attention when the TV cameras zoomed in.
The regimental dagger insignia of the para forces was embossed on his green wicketkeeping gloves.
This is why we love u @msdhoni. Thanks to show your love and support for our military PARA SF. Rounded is the regimental dagger insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces on Dhoni’s gloves. pic.twitter.com/NgoAriDUxH— Ram (@myself_Anuz) June 5, 2019
While there is a possibility that Dhoni may have worn these gloves with dagger insignia earlier also, it did get a lot of traction on social media with fans loving his unique way of paying tribute.
India will now travel to London where the side takes on Australia in their second game of the tournament.