October 30, 2016, 4:06 AM
Indian players wearing jerseys bearing their mothers names at the 5th ODI between India and New Zealand at Vishakhapatnam. (Picture source: Lt. Anurag Thakur's twitter account)

→ In a heartwarming gesture, Indian cricketers were seen sporting jerseys with their mothers names printed on the back during the 5th ODI between India and New Zealand at Vishakhapatnam today. This gesture was a tribute to the mothers for being the backbones of the families and, in turn, not getting as much credit as they deserve.

→ Indian cricketers wore the jerseys today as a part of the campaign ‘Nayi Soch’ by Star India (sponsor of the Indian cricket team) in collaboration with the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI). As a part of the campaign, a video was also launched earlier, in which Indian captain MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane were seen wearing their mothers' names on their blue jerseys, rather than their own names or surnames. The idea of the campaign is to honour each and every woman.

→ During the toss today, MS Dhoni said, "All of us get our surnames from our fathers. One must appreciate everything that mothers do. The connection with the mothers is extremely emotional, and it is good that this connection has been made visible on a public platform."

→ The tribute couldn’t have come on a more appropriate occasion as India beat New Zealand by 190 runs in today's match, thereby winning the series and giving a memorable gift to their mothers!

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