Virender Sehwag comes up with an interesting solution for MS Dhoni’s gloves fiasco
Virender Sehwag also urged the Indian fans to keep the badge along with them while watching the match.
Updated - Jan 11, 2020 8:14 pm
While the jury is still out deciding whether ICC was right to stop MS Dhoni from sporting the army insignia on his wicketkeeping gloves, his former teammate Virender Sehwag has asked him to sport it. Dhoni’s gloves caused a furore in the cricketing circles when the cameras highlighted the Balidan badge on it during India’s World Cup opener against South Africa. Such has been the storm around it that it has completely overshadowed India’s dominant performance against the Proteas.
As soon as the picture of Dhoni’s gloves surfaced online, the fans went gaga over him. Their joy, however, was short-lived as the International Cricket Council expressed its reservations against it. The apex body requested the BCCI to ask Dhoni to remove the badge from the gloves. The BCCI, in reply, backed Dhoni but eventually had to bow down after the ICC announced its verdict. ICC stated that Dhoni’s logo is an infringement of the laws of the game. The ICC’s rules and regulations prohibit individual messages and logos on sporting gear and attire during an ICC event.
But ahead of the match against Australia, Virender Sehwag has asked Dhoni to continue sporting the badge albeit in a different manner. Citing his own example, the legendary cricketer suggested Dhoni take written permission from the ICC and display the ‘Balidan badge’ on his bat.
“MS Dhoni put Balidan badge on his wicket-keeping gloves during a match against South Africa. ICC requested BCCI that MS shouldn’t wear those gloves because he didn’t take permission in writing. Both ICC and MS Dhoni are correct on their part,” Sehwag said the whole speaking on his YouTube channel.
“MS can still use them if he gives it in writing to ICC and uses it on his bat because on bat one can use two logos – one manufacturer and another any logo, like I have had used my SISJ.IN (Sehwag International School) logo for which I took permission from ICC and used it on my bat in so many matches,” he added.
Sehwag asks for protest
Virender Sehwag also urged the Indian fans to keep the badge along with them while watching the match. He advised them to click pictures and videos and share them on their social media accounts to show their protest.
“I respect the army, so does MS and you all as well. If you all respect them then watch the match with the Balidan badge. Keep it with you. Click its picture, make videos and upload on social media and show your protest. If you put it on social media tag me or MS Dhoni, I’ll try to retweet it, like it or share your feelings,” he said.
Here is the entire clip showing Virender Sehwag’s take on the gloves’ matter