India, June 12 -- Now that MSD has dropped the logo from his keeping gloves the dust has settled and the noise subsided. But this "non-issue" (so described by a senior official) will haunt and hurt Indian cricket for long.

MSD did what he did for reasons best known to him. Whatever be his intent, his action was deliberate, wilful and carefully thought through. MSD is not impulsive or intuitive, nor the type to be rash or reckless. After 20 years of first-class cricket and 550 international appearances, he knows the boundaries of cricket better than anyone else. Forget MSD, all 1,000 Ranji players are aware of clothing and logo regulations just as every student knows what his school uniform is. (Full Coverage of ICC World Cup 2019)

But t...