New jersey of Team India for Australia tour revealed
Indian cricket team opener Shikhar Dhawan, on Tuesday, took to social media to flaunt the new jersey of Team India for the Australia tour. The kit is based on the 1992 World Cup India jersey.
Finer details of retro kit included coloured stripes on the shoulder; exactly as it was in the 1992 India jersey.
India team's new jersey, however, sports the new principle sponsors Byju’s and kit sponsors MPL. The trend of bringing back the retro kit was brought in by the Australian cricket team when they wore a retro jersey against India in January last year. The likes of England and New Zealand soon followed suit.
The Men in Blue will don the new jersey for the three One-Day Internationals and three T20 Internationals before taking on Australia in a four-match Test series. Dhawan took to social media to unveil the first look and said, “New Jersey, renewed motivation, Read to Go.”
After Nike decided to part ways with India, ending its long-term association with the team in September, MPL got the rights for three years. It was later confirmed that the new kit sponsor cannot copy the ‘design’ used by Nike, and thus the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to consult the team for the new design. The squad eventually selected the 1992 kit.
Former India wicketkeeper Kiran More, who was a part of India's 1992 World Cup squad, took to Twitter to express his delight and said he was surprised that the new boys decided to go retro.
“I come across many people who agree that this was the best jersey of the Indian team. The colour is amazing and it is still fresh in people’s minds. It was the first time we played a World Cup in coloured clothing and with the white ball. Ask any cricketer from my generation and they will say the 1992 World Cup jersey is the best. We had played in coloured clothing earlier but not at a World Cup,” More told The Indian Express.
The fan, on their part, were in split as some thought it was a good idea to go retro, some voiced their concerns over the sponsors' logos.
Feature image courtesy: Twitter / @SDhawan25