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We wanted to show solidarity with Indian Army: Arun

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Indian team wanted to show "solidarity" with the country's Army in the wake of the terror attack, bowling Bharat said Monday, defending the decision to wear camouflage military caps during the third ODI in Ranchi.

All the Indian players came out wearing the caps handed over to them by former Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is also an honorary with the

"We did what we really felt, we needed to do it for the country, in solidarity with what Army has done for the country. In some we wanted to show we appreciate the cause," said on the eve of the fifth and final ODI.

The gesture was not well received by the Pakistani politicians, who demanded an ICC action, calling it politicisation of the game.

"It's beyond us what PCB is saying, beyond our control. The BCCI has done well to take permission from the ICC," said.

A tinge of patriotism has been added to fifth and final ODI as well as the organisers have covered parts of the with the tri-colour.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 19:41 IST