Blaming Virat Kohli’s group for politicizing the game of cricket, Pakistan Minister Fawad Chaudhry has requested that the International Cricket Council (ICC) to make a move against Indian cricketers for wearing disguise military caps amid the third ODI against Australia.
As a characteristic of regard to the CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the Pulawama terror assault, Indian cricketers wore the Military cap and furthermore gave their match expense for the welfare of the families of the martyrs.
At least 40 CRPF faculty lost their lives in the suicide assault on February 14, the duty of which was taken by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed.
India’s Former skipper MS Dhoni, who has held the privileged position of Lieutenant Colonel since November 2011, dispersed the caps to his colleagues before the beginning of the game. In the editorial box, previous India skipper Sunil Gavaskar gave the caps to his comrades Sanjay Manjrekar, Murali Karthik, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, and Harsha Bhogle.
Taking a special case to the motion, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the International Cricket Council must take some action on it.
Here’s what he actually tweeted, attaching an image which demonstrated Indian cricketers wearing the caps:
“It’s just not Cricket”, I hope ICC take action for politicizing Gentleman’s game … if Indian Cricket team not be stopped, Pak Cricket team should wear black bands to remind The World about Indian barbarities in Kashmir… I urge #PCB to lodge a formal protest”.
“The world saw that the Indian cricket group wore military caps rather than their own, did ICC not see this? We believe that it is the ICC’s duty to pay heed to this without the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) bringing it up,” Qureshi was cited as saying by Pakistan media.
India was driving the five-match series 2-0 preceding losing the Ranchi ODI by 32 runs. Australia set up 314 on the board for India to chase to a great extent on account of a 193-run opening stand between Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch. Khawaja scored his maiden ODI ton in the match. In spite of the fact that Kohli scored a century in the chase, India ended up missing the mark by 32 runs.