It’s one of the proudest moments in the world for every sportsperson to represent their country.
While many athletes get their national flags tattooed permanently on their body to show their dedication, there are others who get it stitched on their uniform to always have it with them when they represent their nation.
It was thus a surprise for many cricket fans who noticed that former Indian captain MS Dhoni didn’t have the national flag engraved on top of his helmet.
Dhoni is one of the most respected players in cricket and over the decades has won millions of fans worldwide with his amazing batting and wicket-keeping skills.
While no one questions his dedication to the nation, the lack of the Indian flag on his helmet has got many fans curious especially looking at the fact that many other Indian players, like Indian Cricket team captain Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma have it on their helmets.
While many theories have been floating around discussing why Dhoni doesn’t have the national flag on his helmet, the sanest answer is this –
We all know Dhoni is also part of the Indian Army and is an officer. Time and again he has been seen donning the Indian army uniform with great attention to details and with even greater respect.
Dhoni thus would be aware of the code of conduct of the national flag which states a National flag can’t be placed on the ground.
Dhoni, who is a wicketkeeper for the team has to repeatedly take the helmet on and off while he is behind the stumps. Thus like a majority of wicketkeepers in the world, he keeps the helmet behind the wicket on the ground and uses it when required.
Looking at the fact that will require him to either put the helmet with the flag on the ground or not put the flag on the helmet at all.
Dhoni being an army officer and as a cricketer has to abide by this even more religiously. He has many fans, especially youngsters who look up to him and follows whatever he does. He thus by following this is setting a good example for them to follow and not set a bad predicament.