Sreesanth : ICC owes India and MS Dhoni an apology
After the world governing body objected to the Army crest on Dhoni's wicketkeeping gloves, S Sreesanth wants the International Cricket Council (ICC) to apologize to MS Dhoni and all of India.
During India's opening World Cup 2019 match against South Africa on Wednesday, MS Dhoni had sported an army badge on his gloves. The ICC directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to remove the insignia from his gloves. Indians were outraged with the development, which sparked off when Pakistan minister took a jibe at Dhoni.
BCCI backed MS Dhoni's sentiment and asked the ICC to reconsider its decision. India is set to play their next World Cup game against Australia at The Oval on June 9.
S Sreesanth spoke about the development and said "ICC should be apologizing not just to MS Dhoni but the entire country. This is not the way to dictate terms with the country that is literally ruling Indian cricket. With Dhoni being an honorary lieutenant colonel with the parachute regiment, we all know how patriotic that man is. He single-handedly wins matches for India. Dhoni has not just won 1 but 2 World Cups. He represents India in every part of the world. I am sure that the people of the country will back MS Dhoni. I am very confident that ICC should withdraw the letter and apologize to the entire country. We all are so proud of Dhoni. Can't express how proud I am feeling after seeing Dhoni play with the gloves. In fact, he should be wearing the same gloves and winning the World Cup," Sreesanth said.