Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni is well known for his patriotism. His decision to not travel to India when his daughter was born to concentrate on the ODI World Cup in 2015 is still remembered fondly by the fans.
The 36-year old had made a name for himself for his selfless and ‘country above all’ attitude. But amidst all this, the wicketkeeper-batsman has left many baffled with one of his decisions.
Unlike Virat Kohli or other Indian players, Dhoni does not sport the Indian tri-colour on his helmet. Considering his patriotism, it is a bit absurd. But now the reason for the same has been revealed and his fans will surely respect him more.
A wicket-keeper always has to switch his hat and helmet while keeping the spinners and the fast bowlers during the course of the game. They can’t always request the 12th man to do the job as it will waste a lot of time and the umpires too won’t allow for the same. Hence the wicket-keepers prefer to keep the helmet behind the stumps itself and carry it between the overs.
Now Dhoni has preferred not to sport the Indian flag on his helmet because the flag is the symbol of great honour and respect. And as per the laws, any equipment with the national flag on it cannot be placed on the ground. Therefore, the former Indian skipper has decided to remove the flag from his helmet which is a brilliant gesture.