India's bowling attack will be spearheaded by Jasprit Bumrah and will get support from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. But it was the spin attack that shined during the first match as Yuzvendra Chahal sent four of the Proteas batsmen back to the pavilion to give India an upper hand over South Africa.
The 40-year-old shared a video on Twitter on Saturday wherein he advised Dhoni to take written permission from the global governing body of cricket and display the 'Balidan badge' on his bat as one can use two logos on one's bat.
Two-time World Cup winner India will have to be at their best to compete against four-time Cup holders and defending champions Australia. In the recent One-Day International (ODI) series, India lost three straight matches to Australia despite having an upper hand in the first two games. The series concluded with Australia defeating India 3-2.
ICC, on Friday, had said that if Dhoni and BCCI manage to convince them that the 'Balidan Badge' does not have any political, religious or racial message it may consider allowing him to continue wearing it on his gloves.
"We are convinced that ICC rules say it should not have any religious, military or commercial significance, any insignia worn by any player. One should conform to ICC rules," Rai told the reporters.
A deluge of reactions poured in on Twitter backing the best finisher in the world making #DhoniKeepTheGlove the top trend on the micro-blogging website.
'Captain Cool' was spotted sporting the Army insignia, which was clearly seen while he stumped Andile Phehlukwayo. The regimental dagger is the insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces.
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Dev led the team during India's 1983 World Cup triumph. India defeated West Indies in the final by 43 runs. In this edition of the premier tournament, the team will be led by Virat Kohli, who atop the ICC ODI rankings.