Team India pays tribute to Pulwama attack victims, dons 'special army cap' for 3rd ODI against Australia

MS Dhoni (R) presents the camouflage cap to Indian skipper Virat Kohli. (Image source: BCCI Twitter) Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team Ranchi, Jharkhand, India Mar 08, 2019, 01.24 PM (IST)

Indian cricket team Friday paid tribute to the armed forces by donating the match fees of the third ODI against Australia at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.

Skipper Virat Kohli arrived for the toss wearing a special army cap and urged the netizens to donate and stick to the families of our armed forces.

The cap is a mark of tribute to the loss of lives in Pulwama terror attack and the armed forces

"This is a special cap, it's a tribute to the Armed forces. We're all donating our match fees of this game to the Nation's Defence Fund. I urge everyone in the country to do the same, donate and stick to the families of our armed forces."

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Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Singh Dhoni had presented the camouflage cap to Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora in the Pulwama district 

The attack resulted in the deaths of at least 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel and the attacker.

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Skipper Virat Kohli arrived for the toss wearing a special army cap and urged the netizens to donate and stick to the families of our armed forces.