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IPL 2024: Why do cricketers hold cap while shaking hands?

Why cricketers hold cap while shaking hands?

MS Dhoni is treated with immense love and respect whenever he plays in the IPL. Opposition teams see matchups against the Chennai Super Kings as away games, even if they are played at home, mainly because of Dhoni.

His presence alone is enough to turn a whole stadium yellow during a CSK match. It’s not even a question anymore. Ticket prices skyrocket, and decibel levels set new records every time he comes out onto the field. And yet, something new emerges each time, contributing to the marvel that is Dhoni.

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The LSG skipper KL Rahul removed his cap as a sign of respect before shaking Dhoni’s hands. Rahul showed a special respect for Dhoni because he was wearing a cap when he shook the hands. Rahul removed his cap as he reached Dhoni, who was lined up behind Gaikwad. Post this moments the two then had a quick talk with some smiles before shaking hands with the other players in the line up.

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Why cricketers hold cap while shaking hands?

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Why cricketers hold cap while shaking hands: Cricketers keeping their caps off while shaking hands demonstrate respect and sportsmanship. In cricket, it is customary to remove one’s cap as a token of respect when shaking hands with opponents or senior players of the fraternity. This tradition enhances the friendship, and mutual respect in the game of cricket. This holds true in sportsman spirit in the gentlemen’s game like cricket.

Akash Kumar
Akash Kumar
Hi! I am Akash, a professionally trained journalist who graduated from Delhi University. I have spent several years playing cricket at the State level for Jharkhand. My passion for cricket and thrive to explore truth via journalism helped me to develop a character called – Sports Journalist. My contribution towards writing would be always out of the true spirit that longs for the game that Indians like the most.

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