The members of the Indian Team batted for gender equality during the fitth ODI against New Zealand. The cricketers sported their mothers' names on their jerseys to applaud their role in shaping their careers in a campaign to change attitudes towards women in the country.
Skipper M.S. Dhoni wore his trademark No. 7 jersey, but had his mother's name, Devaki, on it.
Ajinkya Rahane took to the field wearing jersey No. 27, with Sujata printed on the back.
Virat Kohli in a television advertisement said: "You must be wondering whose name it is? It's mine. Whatever I am today. Its because of my mother so obviously why should my identity be linked only to my father's name? I am as much a Saroj as I am a Kohli."
Rohit Sharma's jersey No. 45 had his mother's name Purnima.
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