After the ruckus on media, as ICC ordered, the wicket-keeping batsman of the Indian National Cricket Team Mahendra Singh Dhoni has removed the ”Army Insignia” symbol on gloves. Meanwhile, the former skipper of Pakistan Asif Iqbal lauds MS Dhoni for obeying the laws and closing the controversy rather than stretching it.
During India’s World Cup 2019 opener against South Africa at Ageas Bowl in Southampton on June 5, MS Dhoni sported a pair of wicketkeeping gloves with regimental dagger insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces.
The images of the “Balidaan Badge” on Dhoni’s wicketkeeping gloves went viral on social media. Quite a few Indian fans praising the World Cup-winner for his love towards the Indian Para Special Forces.
Speaking of the same, Asif Iqbal quoted that MS Dhoni will have a lot of time following the retirement to show his love for the Army. Further, he showered words of praise on Dhoni citing that MS Dhoni will always remain as the true icon of the game.
Speaking exclusively over telephone from England, where Asif Iqbal resides now, said,”Dhoni is an icon. And, he will always remain one for what he has contributed to cricket in general and Indian cricket in particular. Once he hangs up his gloves, he will have plenty of time. And also, opportunities to support the causes he believes in”.
MS Dhoni is a good human being:
Further, Iqbal quoted that the former skipper of India has done the right thing by wearing another set of wicket-keeper gloves for the second game of India in the ICC World Cup 2019.
“In my opinion, the World Cup is definitely not the platform. And, he, besides being a great player, is too good a human being not to get involved in a controversy created by the media. I disagreed with the views that. ‘’ it’s an insult to remove the logo’’. In civilized societies, there are rules and regulations one has to follow. When you break the rules, you are punished.
MS would have sported it with a good intention:
Asif Iqbal believes that Mahendra Singh Dhoni would have sported the Army Insignia symbol on his gloves with a good intention.
“I am sure that MS did it with very good intention. Seeing it as a harmless gesture showing his support and commitment. But, now that he has been told by ICC to remove, I saw no reason not to”, Asif Iqbal concluded.
However, thankfully, the controversy has ended within a quick time. Now, the focus has been shifted to the game of cricket. India already sealed a couple of victories in the tournament.