first_imgSunil Gavaskar said he did not care what MS Dhoni wore as long as India’s charismatic wicketkeeper continued to do what he does so spectacularly on the field. Dhoni was in the middle of a raging controversy after the ICC objected to the army crest on his wicketkeeping gloves.MS Dhoni sported an army insignia on his gloves during India’s World Cup 2019 opener against South Africa on Wednesday. The ICC requested BCCI to ask Dhoni to remove the crest but Indian fans were left fuming.While several leading sports personalities felt MS Dhoni was justified in wearing those gloves, Gavaskar said the ICC rules were there for a reason and if MS Dhoni was allowed to continue wearing his gloves then players from other countries might also be encouraged to do things their way.”Rules are there for a reason and they are meant to be followed. That’s why they are there. I think Moeen Ali was fined by the ECB when he was wearing a wristband supporting a particular cause in 2014. Last time I checked MS Dhoni was over 21 years old and wearing the gloves or not is now entirely his call,” Gavaskar told India Today.”Other countries players’ might do something as well. If you want to object, do that before the rules are passed. Once the rules are passed, you can do nothing about it,” he said.India got off to a winning start to their World Cup campaign when they crushed South Africa by 6 wickets in Southampton. They next take on defending champions Australia at The Oval on Sunday.advertisementBut Gavaskar was certain India would not be distracted because of the entire controversy surrounding Dhoni’s controversy.”This team is focused on winning the World Cup. They know MS Dhoni will deal with it. As far as I am concerned, as long as he keeps affecting those quick stumpings and keeps taking those brilliant catches, whether he is wearing gloves or not does not matter to me. What he wears and what he does not, I don’t give a toss,” Gavaskar told India Today.Also Read | MS Dhoni adamant on army badge but ICC unlikely to change stance: SourcesAlso Read | MS Dhoni gloves row: ICC should apologise to Dhoni and all of India, says Sreesanthlast_img