Pakistani Slams Indian Cricket Team For Wearing Army Caps in Match
While Virat Kohli proudly announced that the team was wearing the caps to transmission support for Indian soldiers, never before gets the team worn jingoistic icons so overtly.
When the Indian cricket team took to the field because of its third ODI against Australia in Ranchi on Fri, they wore military caps as an indicator of solidarity with the 40 troopers of the Central Reserve POLICE (CRPF) killed in Kashmir’s Pulwama last month. That is dangerous landscape for the nationwide cricket team to tread, whether knowingly or not.
Firstly, it had not been essential to wear camouflage caps to publicise the cricketers’ functions of charity, as the players contributing a day’s salary to the category of the dead soldiers could have just made an announcement compared to that effect. Charity will not necessitate the screen of outward armed service jingoism, as signified by donning an armed service cap. Nothing you’ve seen prior gets the Indian cricket team worn such jingoism on the mind, notwithstanding the patriotism they wear on the sleeves. Also, even although team has added to other notable causes and players like Sachin Tendulkar as well as others have made private contributions or used villages, such works of charity weren’t made under the cover of creeping militarism or ultra-nationalism, enjoy it has been done now.
No team in the annals of modern cricket has worn armed forces camouflage caps or icons during a global match to produce a statement.
There may be little doubt that the team has been nudged towards this screen of jingoism by the prevailing anti-Pakistan sentiment, as well as the heated political situation because of the approaching elections. No team in the annals of modern cricket has worn armed service camouflage caps or icons during a global match to produce a statement.
Captain Virat Kohli proudly declared following the toss that the team was sporting the caps to sign support for Indian troops. Reuters has reported that the theory to sport the caps originated from previous captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who’s an honorary lieutenant colonel with the Indian Military. Actually, Kohli is so superstitious about the cap that, like various other players before him, he normally sports activities the same filthy Test cap that he used on his debut. But putting on the armed forces cap appears to have come very easily to him. Also, the team hasn’t up to now thought about providing their hard-earned money for education or some such collective causes.