Do you know why South Africa celebrates Pink Day ODI?

On Saturday Indian team was facing their fourth encounter against the Proteas and the scene that caught the attention of the paparazzi was the South African players who were donning the pink jersey at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

Indeed, the hosts were celebrating Pink Day on February 10, 2018.

Moreover, this is not the first time when the South African team were seen in Pink Jersey. The first time when the South African players coloured themselves Pink was in 2011.

So, why do the men in green wore the Pink jersey?

Well, the sole reason behind it was to raise awareness on breast cancer.

While the main idea of celebrating Pink Day was to engage in a massive drive to collect money for the Breast Cancer Clinic at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg.

Those working on this awareness programme talk about their main goal which is to raise funds in excess of R1 million, that will mostly come from the sale of bracelets designed for the occasion.

Further, along with the South African players the audience and the fans were also seen in Pink attire at the Wanderers stadium.

Before the beginning of the match, CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat said,” “The annual Pink Day ODI featured at the Bidvest Wanderers stadium is a big occasion for us.

He added, “With the risk of breast cancer and its high impact on a family, we are proud of our support in raising awareness and mobilizing cricket fans through the PinkDrive campaign,”

South Africa’s new wicket-keeper and Man-of-the-match for the 4th ODI, Heinrich Klaasen said,”It was an unbelievable experience, I’ve always dreamt about playing in the PinkDay and two weeks ago I said to my missy that I can’t get tickets for PinkDay!”

As always the Pink ODI turned out to be a lucky one for the hosts as they crushed the sub-continent giant by 5 wickets (D/L method) in the on-going series.

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