Dubai: Virat Kohli on Saturday unveiled Royal Challengers Bangalore’s blue jersey to show tribute towards thousands of frontline COVID workers who are working day in and out for our safety during this time of distress. After the green jersey which we have seen over the years as part of the green movement, RCB win hearts once again by the unveiling of the blue jersey in a webinar.Also Read - VIDEO: When Virat Kohli Bowed to Sachin Tendulkar to Show Respect After India Hammer Pakistan in 2016 T20 WC
The Blue jersey will be auctioned after the match on 20th September against KKR and all the revenue generated will be used for vaccination drives throughout India. Also Read - IPL 2022 | Decision on MS Dhoni's Retention Will be Taken Only After Knowing Rules: CSK
“This a different kind of a blue colour I’ll be sporting. It gives a message and it will be a milestone for RCB. It will be auctioned after the match for vacciantion drives in India”, Virat said. Also Read - 'I Have Never Seen You in This Jersey Appa,' Ravichandran Ashwin's Daughter to Her Father as He Flaunts Team India Jersey
RCB have to make some changes in their squad for the UAE leg after a couple of overseas players made themselves unavailable.
On asked about the new inclusions in the squad, Kohli heaped praise for Sri Lankans Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera who performed really well in the T20I series against India.
“They know the conditions and understands the pitches and their skillsets will be very helpful and they fit into the setup really well.”
In the first leg of the season, RCB impressed many with their consistent show as now they have a solid chance of making the playoffs. With five wins, they already have 10 points from seven games and occupy the third spot in the points table. RCB would know that they cannot afford to be complacent as the tournament enters the backend. They would certainly like to get off to a winning start against KKR.