As known to everyone now, India will take the field against England on Sunday with a new away jersey of ICC World Cup 2019. BCCI officially launched it yesterday and have garnered mixed reactions from the fans. Also Read - Rahul Dravid Will Keep Team India's Atmosphere Healthy During Sri Lanka Tour as Coach: Sachin Tendulkar
However, amidst all the reactions most of them have been on the funnier side as many have linked the saffron colour in the jersey with a particualr political outfit of country. Such has been the hype about India’s new jersey that Politicians even had a session about it in the Lok Sabha. Many have also compared the jersey with the uniform of Indian Oil. Also Read - IND vs NZ WTC Final Match Report: Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma Bring India Back But Tim Southee Gives New Zealand Edge by Removing Openers on Day 5
Meanwhile, ICC launched the first look of Indian players with the jersey and the comments section in their official twitter handle of World Cup was flooded with trolls of all kind. Also Read - IND vs NZ: Kevin Pietersen Takes Dig at ICC Over Scheduling of WTC Final in Southampton, Suggests Another Venue For 'Incredibly Important Match'
The Indian players had a photo session, wearing their new jersey. Other than Kohli, Dhoni and Pandya, Mohammad Shami, KL Rahul, Yuvendra Chahal and Rohit Sharma were also spotted posing in the new navy blue and orange jersey.
While many have openly declared their distaste of the new colours, some have shown their likeness. Here are all the funny comments that came the way of India’s new jersey and the players.
“The ODI and Away Kit designs launched this year are inspired by the young new generation of India and the fearless spirit of the national teams,” said Nike, the official jersey maker for BCCI, in their official statement while launching the new away kit.
The home and away kit system has been initiated by ICC for the first time in any event. The global governing body felt many team wear the same colours and to maintain a distinction between both the teams such a decision was taken. This system is prevalent in football and other sports for a long time.