by ADRIAN ABRAHAM
Indian players wore the names of their mothers’ on the back of their shirts during a game that saw them crush New Zealand to win the decisive ODI in Visakhapatnam by 190 runs.
Those who watched the match may have wondered why MS Dhoni walked out to the toss with ‘Devaki’ printed on the back of his shirt.
In a special tribute to women across the globe, The BCCI have joined forces with broadcasters Star Plus in a new movement called Nayi Soch. The campaign aims to appreciate the contribution of women while questioning the conventional medians that hold them back.
Speaking to Ravi Shastri at the toss, the Indian skipper explained the reasons behind the movement.
“It’s an initiative to appreciate the contribution of the mums, so for me it was always about how emotionally connected I was to my mum.
“We often don’t appreciate it in the same way we have to, I mean, we talk about soldiers and get patriotic before 26th January (Republic Day) and 15th August (Independence Day).
“What’s important is to get up every day and thank them for what they have been doing and in the same way, we need appreciate the contribution of our mothers.”
India will now host England in the first of five test matches on November 9th looking to continue their impressive form.