Former Indian opener Virendra Sehwag opened up about the insignia controversy surrounding Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s keeping gloves. In the ICC World Cup 2019, wicketkeeper-batsman sported the Indian Para Special Forces insignia on his gloves. However, International Cricket Council (ICC) raised an objection stating that any such logo or message cannot be sported during the ICC international tournaments that hold either political, religious or military values.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stepped up in support of the cricketer and sought clearance from ICC for the same.
Although, MS Dhoni like a gentleman he is, told BCCI that he’ll oblige by the ICC rules and will not sport the same gloves, but former Indian opener Virendra Sehwag had a different suggestion for the wicketkeeper-batsman. He said Dhoni can sport the logo on his bat instead. Sehwag conveyed the message through a video on his Twitter account where he praised the former captain for his values and love for the Indian Army and suggested that MS should use the dagger insignia on his bat after getting permission for the same from ICC as two logos are permitted on the bat.
Sehwag said, “MS can still use that logo but on his bat as two logos are permitted on a bat, one of the manufacturers and the other one of anything. I sought permission to use ‘SISJ.in’ logo on my bat from ICC and I was granted permission post which I used it on my bat.”
Further, Sehwag also asked the cricket fans not to protest against the international board for not allowing Dhoni to sport the logo but instead asked them to take pictures of themselves with the Balidaan badge while watching the game and share with all.