Southampton: India's Yuzvendra Chahal (R) celebrates with teammate MS Dhoni the dismissal of South Africa's Andile Phehlukwayo during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England,  (Photo:AP)
Southampton: India's Yuzvendra Chahal (R) celebrates with teammate MS Dhoni the dismissal of South Africa's Andile Phehlukwayo during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, (Photo:AP)

ICC cricket World Cup 2019: Dhoni’s wicket keeping glove creates Twitter trend

  • After the match the ICC had requested BCCI to ask MS Dhoni to remove the sign from the glove
  • Apart from fans celebrities and teammates have also taken to the social networking site to show their support to Chennai Super Kings skipper

India eased past South Africa at the Rose Bowl in Southampton by six wickets to make an imperious start to their ICC cricket World Cup 2019 campaign.

However apart from cricket there was much to be talked about what went on the field. Former India skipper MS Dhoni was seen wearing a glove which had a military style insignia and that was highlighted when he stumped Andile Phehlukwayo.

After the match the ICC had requested BCCI to ask MS Dhoni to remove the sign from the glove. That however hasn’t gone down too well with the fans who have taken to twitter and created a hashtag in support of the 2011 World Cup winning captain.

#DhoniKeeptheGlove has been trending on twitter and fans have come up memes and reasons as to why Dhoni should keep the glove.

Apart from fans celebrities and teammates have also taken to the social networking site to show their support to Chennai Super Kings skipper.

In the meantime, Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai asserted that Dhoni will continue wearing the dagger insignia on his wicket-keeping gloves as it is not a military symbol. He said the BCCI has sought the ICC's permission for it.

(With inputs from PTI)

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