The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR) unveiled their new jersey ahead of the forthcoming edition of the tournament. The franchise took to its official social media handle to share a heartwarming video while unveiling the jersey. As the hype surrounding the upcoming edition increases with each passing day, franchises have begun unveiling their new kits for IPL 2023.
The latest to join the trend is 2008 IPL winners- Rajasthan Royals, who shared their jersey on their Twitter handle with a heartwarming twist. The management, along with Sanju Samson, decided to hand their first jersey of the season to the groundsmen for their immense efforts.
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In the video shared by RR, Sanju Samson was heard saying, “At Royals, I feel our ‘firsts’ are very important and very special. So this season, myself and the whole management have decided that we will give our first jersey of the season to the groundsmen. Wanted to thank them for all the care they have given us.”
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘰𝘧 2023 – From Skipper Sanju to the caretakers of our home. 💗
Pre-order on: https://t.co/MR9ukt0nI9 pic.twitter.com/DS2Z35T2jk
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 21, 2023
Notably, the Rajasthan-based franchise witnessed a phenomenal outing in the last season as they reached the finale in 2022. It is worth mentioning that the side stood second in the points table with nine wins in 14 games which helped them cement a place in the playoffs. In addition to this, at the helm, Samson was in great touch as he got 458 runs in 17 outings with two half-centuries to his name.
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The side roped in Jason Holder for INR 5.75 crore, wicketkeeper-batter Donovan Ferreira, Adam Zampa, and Murugan Ashwin, among others, in the mini-auction in December. With a solid squad for the 2023 season, Rajasthan will aim for a better season as they will look to compete for the title.
The Royals will kickstart their campaign against Aiden Markram’s Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday, April 2.