The whole lot of speculations were finally put to an end as the ‘away’ jersey of the Indian cricket team for the ICC World Cup 2019 was revealed and it has already made the headlines. The new jersey that Virat Kohli’s men will wear in the game against England at Edgbaston on Sunday is orange in colour. India will wear the new colour since their original kit is blue which is a shade similar to that donned by the home team. As per the ICC’s new rule, the teams have to wear different jerseys based on ‘home’ and ‘away’ colours so that they do not cause confusion in identifying the teams distinctly.
Apart from India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Afghanistan and Bangladesh have been made to pick different coloured kits because of similar shades. Speculation was rife for a long time as to what colour will the Indian players eventually wear as their ‘away’ matches at the World Cup. The fans even started circulating pictures of imagined kits on the social media till all mystery was cracked earlier on Wednesday.
Virat’s hilarious reaction
Virat Kohli, the 30-year-old India skipper, attended a press conference ahead of their crucial encounter. The Delhi-born Virat was a part of a hilarious incident. After the media interaction, Kohli posed with the new jersey, displaying the back side bearing ‘Virat 18’ and ‘One Day 4 Children’, a UNICEF initiative for children, which the ICC Cricket World Cup has tied up with. After displaying the jersey, Virat said “Aisa laga raha hai sukhane laya hu (Feels like I have got the jersey to dry up).
Two-time champions India has made an incredible impact in the mega event. The Kohli-led unit is currently placed second in the points table with 11 points from six matches, their match versus New Zealand being washed off. They are the only unbeaten team in the tournament and don’t seem to stop anytime soon. Barring the match against Afghanistan, India has been a thoroughly dominant force with a Net Run Rate of +1.160, the best among all the teams.