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MS Dhoni hosted Indian team at his residence in Ranchi (Credit: Virat Kohli Instagram)

Each member of the Indian cricket team will be donating his match fee of the third ODI against Australia in Ranchi to the family of the Pulwama terror attack martyrs.

Apart from the lovely gesture, the cricket team is also sporting a special camouflage cap as a tribute to the armed forces.

“This is a special cap, it’s a tribute to our Armed forces. We’re all donating our match fees of this game to the families of the martyrs. I urge everyone in the country to do the same and stick to the families of our armed forces,” India captain said at the coin toss on Friday.

The special cap, on the lines of Pink Test and Pink ODI, is a symbol of tribute to the Indian armed forces an idea mooted by MS Dhoni and Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli himself.

This will become an annual affair whenever an Indian team will play at home.

Dhoni, who presented the caps to his India teammates after the pre-match warmup, is himself a Lt. Col. with the Territorial Army.

A dastardly terror attack in Pulwama last month saw an explosive laden exploding after overtaking a bus carrying CRPF personals resulting in the death over 40 jawans.

The BCCI had earlier said the Indian Premier League won’t have an opening ceremony this season and instead its budget will be donated to the families of those martyred in the attack.