With the T20 World Cup, 2021 is hardly a week away, some of the participating teams have already revealed their national jerseys for the marquee event. However, Team India has finally unveiled its new jersey for the T20 World Cup. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took it to their official Twitter account to make the announcement regarding the same.
BCCI also added a fitting caption to the post as they wrote: “Presenting the Billion Cheers Jersey! The patterns on the jersey are inspired by the billion cheers of the fans. Get ready to #ShowYourGame @mpl_sport. Buy your jersey now on http://mplsports.in #MPLSports #BillionCheersJersey”
The Tweet received a lot of reactions wherein the fans commented that they were hoping that the original light blue color jersey will make a comeback for the marquee event. MPL sports will sponsor team India’s jersey for the high-profile ICC tournament.
Presenting the Billion Cheers Jersey!
The patterns on the jersey are inspired by the billion cheers of the fans.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 13, 2021
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The Indian team had shifted to the dark blue retro jersey during the white-ball series against Australia in 2020. The men in blue will be commencing their T20 World Cup campaign with a couple of warm-up matches against England and Australia on 18 and 20. The team will then lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan for their opening game of the tournament.
Recently, Virat Kohli announced that he will be resigning from the captaincy of Team India after the upcoming T20 World Cup. A few days later he also announced that this will be his last year as RCB’s captain and after this season he will be playing with the franchise as a player for the franchise.
India’s head coach Ravi Shastri is also likely to make way for some other candidate after the World Cup. Bowling coach B Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar would also probably be on their last assignment with the Indian team. Whereas on the other hand, MS Dhoni will be performing the role of Team India’s mentor for the mega event. The former skipper has had a successful run with the team as he had led the Indian team to all the three ICC trophies glory. His experience is expected to help the Virat Kohli-led side to make a greater impact in the tournament.