India debut match in the ICC World Cup2019 was a win, but Dhoni’s gloves stole the show
India beat South Africa by six wickets, courtesy Rohit Sharma’s century and Yuzvendra Chahal’s four-wicket haul.
The former Indian captain was seen sporting wicketkeeping gloves having the dagger insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces.
Dhoni’s Gloves were the highlight of the match
This is what the symbol means-
Personnel who serve in the Indian Army’s Para are allowed to wear the “Balidaan” (Sacrifice) patch on their right pocket below the nameplate, which is similar to the SAS (Special Air Service) beret insignia only para commandos are allowed to wear the patch. And Dhoni had undergone a two-week initial training with the para regiment.
In 2011, Dhoni conferred an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment, but he did his basic training under the Para Brigade in 2015, and completed para jumps, earning his parachute wings as well.
India’s next match will be against defending champions Australia on Sunday.