Fans slam BCCI on Twitter for ruining the Indian jersey

Fans slam BCCI on Twitter for ruining the Indian jersey

The new cricket kit left the fans disappointed as it was more of an advertisement banner than the National jersey.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The cricket fans in India aren’t happy with the new Indian jersey unveiled by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the upcoming white-ball series against Australia and trolls the Indian board brutally for the same on social media. The Indian cricket team is all set to resume the international duties with the Australia tour of India.

The Men in Blue haven’t featured in an international game since March due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and will be back with a bang with the Australia tour from November 27 in Sydney. The tour comprises three-match ODI and T20I series followed by the four-match Test series, which is scheduled to start on December 17 with the day-night Test in Adelaide.

Ahead of the highly-anticipated series between two cricket giants, Virat Kohli & Co. will be seen in a new attire in the white-ball cricket. The new jersey is inspired by the Seventies and will be a ‘retro’ theme shirt. Unlike the conventional sky blue colour that Team India has been wearing for years, the new jersey has a Navy Blue shade.

This decision came after the BCCI inked a three-year deal with the fantasy sports app, MPL. Last month, BCCI had signed a three-year deal worth Rs 120 crores plus revenue share with MPL Sports. MPL has replaced Nike as Team India’s new kit sponsors.

Shikhar Dhawan shared a glimpse of New Indian Jersey

Meanwhile, the Australian cricket team will also don new jerseys against India for the T20 series. Cricket Australia (CA) had unveiled the new jersey earlier this month. The Men in Yellow will sport the specially-designed Indigenous shirts with an aim to encourage and recognize the Indigenous Australians’ role in the sport.

On Tuesday, November 24, India’s swashbuckling opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan took to his official Twitter handle to share a glimpse of the retro jersey. The batsman captioned the picture as, “New jersey, renewed motivation. Ready to go,”

However, the new cricket kit left the fans disappointed as it was more of an advertisement banner than the National jersey. Drawing comparison with the jersey of the 1992 World Cup, fans believe that the name of the sponsors has acquired a lot of space. Along with the MPL logo, the font of BYJU’s, prime sponsors of the Indian cricket team, has been increased.

Fans made fun of the new kit stating that it feels that the match is between BYJU’s and Australia, while India is sponsoring the jersey. Twitterati also trolled the Indian board for ruining the retro jersey.