Team India Wears Army Caps, Donates Match Fee!

Team India paid tribute to the 40 CRPF Jawans who were killed during the suicide bombing carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad in Kashmir's Pulwama on February 14th this year in a unique manner. Indian Cricketers wore the special Army Caps as a tribute to the Armed Forces ahead of the start of the 3rd ODI against Australia in Ranchi on Friday. MS Dhoni, senior-most member in the team, presented the caps to his teammates.

After electing to bow first upon winning the toss, Kohli told: 'This is a special cap, It's a tribute to the Armed Forces. We will be donating our entire match fees to families of the Martyred Jawans. I appeal people of the country to do the same and support the families of the armed forces'.

It is learnt that MS Dhoni, who was offered honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in November 2011, came up with the idea of wearing camouflage style Caps in solidarity with the Armed Forces. All the Teammates responded positively to the initiative.

Batting first, Australia posted a promising total of 313/5. India is struggling by losing 3 Wickets for 40 by the end of 10th Over.