The special material used for making RCB’s green jersey revealed

Skipper Virat Kohli also thanked the fans of the team for their support.

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo: IANS)

Since 2011, the Royal Challengers Bangalore have been keeping up with their own tradition of wearing a green jersey in one of their IPL matches each year. This time, they wore it in the home game against the Kolkata Knight Riders yesterday which they eventually lost. The reason behind donning the green jersey is to spread awareness on the importance and conservation of our environment and global warming. This is a part of their ‘Go Green’ initiative.

This is a part of their ‘Go Green’ initiative. But in a surprising revelation, it has been learnt that the jersey is made from recycled plastic bottles collected from the Chinnaswamy Stadium during RCB’s home games. Eco-friendly high-end fabrics are made from around 11,000 bottles.

KKR V/s RCB was the last home game for the franchise. After humiliating RCB at the Eden Gardens, dismissing them on 49 runs, KKR once again got to an easy win over the wooden spooners. Batting first, RCB managed to score 158 runs but KKR chased them down in 14.5 overs. Openers Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine were at their devastating best.

They ripped through the RCB bowlers to put up 100 runs in 5 overs only. Sunil Narine scored the joint fastest half century of the IPL, (another one is by his KKR teammate Yusuf Pathan). RCB have already been knocked out of the tournament. Their skipper Virat Kohli, apologetic about the way the team performed this season, took to Twitter to apologise to the fans.

Kohli wrote, “Thanks to the @RCBTweets fans for all the unconditional love and support this season as well. Sorry we couldn’t play up to our standards.”

For now, the Indian captain will be looking to concentrate on the upcoming Champions Trophy which will begin on June 1 in England. Kohli, who had a terrible personal run in the IPL will be desperate to get some runs in the Champions Trophy, the squad for which was announced earlier today.

Watch the making of RCB’s green jersey here: